Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG) Release Date: June 2nd, 2017
Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.
Director: George Roy Hill
Genres: Action/Adventure, Western
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Reford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has gone down as among the defining moments in late-'60s American cinema. 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. Despite only co-starring in two films together, it's pretty easy to think of Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a deeply entrenched pair. The two established in a short time the type of chemistry some franchise co-stars spend sequels trying to cultivate. As a pair of outlaws, dedicated to each other as they were their desire for riches, Newman and Redford perfectly compliment each other. Amiable nice guys who just happen to wield guns, the two are the nicest criminals you could ever hope to find yourself in a standoff with.Showing in conjunction with Downtown Camas Poker Tour on Friday, June 2. Also showing June 3 & 4.
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