Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
|Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid|
|Directed by||George Roy Hill|
|Written by||William Goldman|
|Produced by||John Foreman|
|Music by||Burt Bacharach|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$102.3 million (North America)|
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American movie from 20th Century Fox. George Roy Hill directed it, and John Foreman produced it. It stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two robbers in Wyoming who go to Bolivia to escape the law.
The movie was loosely based on the real story of the two title characters (Butch Cassidy and his friend Harry Longabaugh, also called "Sundance"). But it made the legends of the two more popular.
It won four Academy Awards: for Best Cinematography (shooting work on a movie), Best Original Score, Best Song (Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") and Best Original Screenplay (William Goldman). It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Hill) and Best Sound. Goldman won the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.
It was one of the largest-grossing movies of the 1960s (with $102.3 million in the United States). It was number fifty on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list.
At first, Warren Beatty and Steve McQueen (even Marlon Brando) were called upon to play the title roles. When Newman and Redford took their place, the roles were switched, with Newman as Sundance, and Redford as Cassidy. The studio, 20th Century Fox, did not like Redford's role. But the movie's director, Hill, wanted it that way.
As a result, Redford has said that the movie made him a more famous actor.
The Sundance Film Festival is named after Redford's role, as well his Utah ski resort.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at the American Film Institute Catalog
- ↑ "BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- ↑ "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Box Office Data, DVD and Blu-ray Sales, Movie News, Cast and Crew Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- ↑ "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 3, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
Quotations related to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Wikiquote
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on IMDb
- Movie Archived 2009-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
- 1969 movies
- English-language movies
- 1969 crime movies
- 1960s Western (genre) movies
- 20th Century Fox movies
- BAFTA Award winners
- United States National Film Registry movies
- American crime movies
- American Western (genre) movies
- American buddy movies
- Movies set in Wyoming
- Multilingual movies
- Movies that won the Best Original Song Academy Award
- Movies directed by George Roy Hill