Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Poster

Release Date: October 24th, 1969

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch - possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history - and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman

Director: George Hill

Genres: Action, Western

Production Co: Campanile, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Amusing, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This good movie is buried beneath millions of dollars that were spent on "production values" that wreck the show. show more

  • Butch Cassidy's winking awareness of its own cinematic nature (from the opening "silent movie" train robbery to the famous closing freeze frame) and witty banter give the story a degree of charm and exuberance. show more

  • The movie is jovial without being silly; it retains the sense of adventure that characterizes the Western, but replaces the often somber mood with one that is airy and, at times, almost comedic. show more

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Awards

Winner Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Winner Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Directing