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Plot, Details & Awards

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

(1969)
PG In Theaters 09/23/1969 , 110min.
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Plot & Details

Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws' last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair rests at the home of Sundance's schoolmarm girlfriend, Etta (Katharine Ross), the Gang robs the same train, but this time, the railroad boss has hired the best trackers in the business to foil the crime. After being tailed over rocks and a river gorge by guys that they can barely identify save for a white hat, Butch and Sundance decide that maybe it's time to try their luck in Bolivia. Taking Etta with them, they live high on ill-gotten Bolivian gains, but Etta leaves after their white-hatted nemesis portentously arrives. Their luck running out, Butch and Sundance are soon holed up in a barn surrounded by scores of Bolivian soldiers who are waiting for the pair to make one last run for it.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay William Goldman Won
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Hal David Won
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director George Roy Hill Nominated
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound David Dockendorf Nominated
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Burt Bacharach Won
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Won
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Burt Bacharach Won
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound William Edmundson Nominated
1969 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture John C. Foreman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay William Goldman Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack David Dockendorf Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director George Roy Hill Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Robert Redford Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Katharine Ross Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing John C. Howard Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture George Roy Hill Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Meyer Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Don Hall Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anthony Asquith Award Burt Bacharach Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack William Edmundson Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Burt Bacharach Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay William Goldman Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Hal David Nominated
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Burt Bacharach Won
1969 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 American Film Institute 100 Greatest American Movies Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay William Goldman Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack David Dockendorf Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director George Roy Hill Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Robert Redford Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Katharine Ross Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing John C. Howard Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture George Roy Hill Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Meyer Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Don Hall Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anthony Asquith Award Burt Bacharach Won
1970 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack William Edmundson Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1969 Directors Guild of America Best Director George Roy Hill Nominated

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