BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

Director George Roy Hill
Year 1969
Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross
Run Time 110min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This screening is part of our June salute to dynamic duos in cinema!

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.

1969's BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID was originally offered to Jack Lemmon, who turned down the film due to a dislike for riding horses. Instead, the script landed in the hands of Paul Newman, whose film COOL HAND LUKE had been produced by Jack Lemmon's production company a few years earlier, and Steve McQueen, who dropped out due to a disagreement on top billing. With McQueen out of the picture, the search for a co-star for Steve McQueen began. While Paul Newman was a star by this point, his eventual co-star Robert Redford was slightly less known. Slow-spoken to the brash Newman, the actors brought much of their own personality the the characters, as portrayed in writer William Goldman's script.

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID is an insanely likeable, breezy film with sharp, clever dialogue that brings a contemporary style to the Old West. This really is as close to the late '60s equivalent of 21 JUMP STREET as you're likely to get - don't miss the funny, unforgettable American classic this month at the Alamo Drafthouse.

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