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'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)' Movie Review: I can't swim

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Our film opens up with Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) returning to Hole in the Wall, Wyoming. They call themselves the Hole in the Wall Gang and they love robbing. It doesn't matter trains, banks anyway they can make money and not have to work to do it the better. While the two men had been gone the rest of the gang had taken a vote and named Harvey Logan (Ted Cassidy) to be the leader. You see he had come up with a plan to rob the Union Pacific Flyer Train. He also wanted to rob it on the way back because they wouldn't think it would be robbed twice. Butch thought it was a good plan, but he had to knife fight Harvey to regain control of the gang. He kicks Harvey in the groin and well, that settles that.

They rob the Flyer and go hide out at Etta Place's (Katharine Ross) house and all goes well. The only problem on the way back the second robbery doesn't go well. Butch uses to much dynamite and there is a second train with lawmen behind the first train. So the gang goes any which way and Butch and Sundance go theirs. They try to hide out in a town but someone gives them up. They try to talk to a friend of theirs who is a sheriff and give themselves up but they have made too much of a name and people now just want them dead.

So they go to Etta and decide to go to Bolivia and rob banks there. They go straight for awhile and work for a man named Percy Garvis (Strother Martin) taking care of bankrolls up and back a mountain for a mining company. Problem is on their first day on their way back up the mountain they are attacked by bandits. Garvis is killed and the two manage to kill the bandits but now they are out of a job. So they go back to robbing.

Etta has left the country so the two men head to the next town. They are spotted but you will need to watch the film to find out how they get out of this situation.

Look this is one of the best movies ever made. It is interesting, entertaining, and just good fun. Paul Newman and Robert Redford have joined up to become one of the best teams of actors in the history of film.

Director George Roy Hill brings us one of the classics of cinema. He brings together a cast that is beyond question one of the best. So sit back and enjoy the adventure.