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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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Directed By
George Roy Hill

Written By:
William Goldman

Cast:
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars, Donnelly Rhodes, Jody Gilbert, Timothy Scott, Don Keefer, Charles Dierkop, Pancho Córdova, Paul Bryar, Sam Elliott, José Chávez, Percy Helton


 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
October 6th, 2008

Paul Newman Retrospective #1

Favorite Movie Quote: "Oh, good. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble."

The Academy Awards were all over this film for music and cinematography and the script, but they completely ignored the actors. BAFTA did a little better in recognizing Robert Redford and Katherine Ross. Paul Newman seems to be given short shrift in the film.

There is no denying the quality of the direction by George Roy Hill (The Sting, Slap Shot), and the brilliant script by William Goldman, who won an Oscar for this script and for All The President's Men. He also wrote Marathon Man. But direction, scenery, and a great script are nothing if you don't have great actors to deliver the lines.

Redford was outstanding, Newman set him up perfectly, and Ross was dazzling. They all delivered the lines better than anyone I could imagine to make a semi-buddy film (can't leave Ross out). They also had great support from a great cast.

Raindrops may keep falling on my head, but Newman and Redford rock.

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