Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. The pair and Sundance's lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia to escape the posse.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Theatrical release poster by Tom Beauvais
Directed byGeorge Roy Hill
Written byWilliam Goldman
Produced byJohn Foreman
CinematographyConrad Hall
Edited by
Music byBurt Bacharach
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 23, 1969 (1969-09-23) (Premiere)
  • September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24) (New York City)
Running time
110 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million[3]
Box office$102.3 million (North America)[4]

In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."[5][6] The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 73rd-greatest American film on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)" list. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ranked 20th-greatest heroes on "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains". Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was selected by the American Film Institute as the 7th-greatest Western of all time in the AFI's 10 Top 10 list in 2008.

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