Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- 1 hr 52 min
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is a 1969 Western, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Kathrine Ross. It was written by William Goldman and directed by George Roy Hill. Released with major success and critical acclaim, the film follows real-life American outlaws in the Old West. Following the tradition of Westerns, the film’s heroes are the outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, while the antagonists are law enforcement officers. In real-life, and in the film, Butch Cassidy was well-loved by ordinary American citizens, who viewed him as a folk hero. During his criminal career, he never committed a murder and was known to treat his victims well. The Sundance Kid, also considered a folk hero, was known for his quick-draw abilities and sharp-shooting skills. In the film, Butch, the over-the-hill visionary, and leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang, and the Sundance Kid, are friendly, lighthearted, train robbers. When the film starts they have a decision to make: to spend the rest of their days on the run, in jail, or to settle outside of the United States.