Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Synopsis: Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.
Director(s): George Roy Hill
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

You want Harvey to do your planning?

Want him to do your thinking for you?

You want him to run things?

Shut up now, News.

Not till I get to the good part.

Also known to have

participated in the holdup

are Flat Nose Curry and News Carver.

I just love to read my

name in the paper, Butch.

So we just forget

about Logan taking over,

O.K., Flat Nose?

You always said

that any one of us could challenge you.

'Cause I figured no one would do it.

Figured wrong, Butch.

You guys can't want Logan!

At least he's with us.

You been spending a lot of time gone.

Well, that's because

everything's different now.

Guns or knives, Butch?

You got to plan more, prepare more.

Guns or knives?



I don't want to shoot with you, Harvey.

Anything you say, Butch.

Maybe there's a way to

make a profit in this.

Bet on Logan.

I would, but who'd bet on you?


when we're done and he's dead,

you're welcome to stay.

I don't mean to be a sore loser,

but when it's done,

if I'm dead, kill him.

Love to.

No, no. Not yet.

Not until me and Harvey

get the rules straightened out.

Rules in a knife fight?

No rules.

If there ain't any

rules, let's get started.

Someone count 1, 2, 3, go.

I was really rooting for you, Butch.

Well, thank you, Flat Nose.

That's what sustained

me in my time of trouble.

Hey, what's this about the Flyer?

Harvey said we'd hit it

both this run and the return.

Nobody's done that to the Flyer before.

No matter how much we got at first,

they'd figure the return was safe

and load it up with money.

Harvey thought of that?

Yes, sir, he did.

I'll tell you something, fellas.

That's exactly what we're going to do.

Stop it.


Up ahead there.

Bet that's old Butch himself.

Hold it there.

Just thought I'd watch.

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William Goldman

William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford. more…

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