Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance KidBBBB.5

(out of 5)

This classic western, which is about as popular as Sam Peckinpah’s marvelous The Wild Bunch, stars a perfectly matched  and  as a Bonnie and Clyde of the Wild West who travel across the country robbing trains and banks and shooting up anybody who gets in their way. Unfortunately, the Wild West is getting tamer, and law enforcement agencies are gathering together and trailing the wild twosome across the country in an effort to put a stop to them. The solution is easy, according to Butch: run away to Bolivia (wherever that is!)   co-stars as Redford’s love interest in this wildly photographed, endlessly entertaining action film that’s got a real heart at its centre and a lot of wisdom at its core.

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USA, 1969

Directed by George Roy Hill

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards
Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall)
Best Music (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical]) (Burt Bacharach)
Best Music (Song–Original for the picture) (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”, music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on material not previously published or produced) (William Goldman)

Best Directing (George Roy Hill)
Best Picture (John Foreman, producer)
Best Sound (William Edmondson, David Dockendorf)

Golden Globe Award
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Burt Bacharach)

Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Screenplay (William Goldman)
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”, music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David)


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