Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 1969. USA. Directed by George Roy Hill. Screenplay by William Goldman. With Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross. 35mm. 110 min.
Butch and Sundance are the leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action. The West is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob one train too many, a special posse begins trailing them. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the law is always right on their tail. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another bright idea: “Let’s go to Bolivia.” One of cinema’s most memorable “buddy” films, it won four Oscars, including one for the popular theme song, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” by Burt Bachrach and Hal David.