In 2018 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID screenwriter William Goldman passed away the age of 87 and Hollywood icon Robert Redford announced his retirement at 82. In celebration of the careers of these two legends, as well as the 50th anniversary of this Academy Award-winning film, we’re bringing it back to the big screen for three days only!
Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the “buddy film” with this box office smash set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside. Or remember that Sundance can’t swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids. Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, don new duds, and, with Sundance’s girlfriend Etta (Katharine Ross), head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don’t speak Spanish – they’ll manage somehow.
Winner of four Academy Awards (including best screenplay and best song), BUTCH AND SUNDANCE is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest funniest outlaws who ever called out “hands up!”