Sunday, January 24, 2010

#32 Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid: He'll feel a lot better after he's robbed a couple of banks.

1969. dir. George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Marianne Ross.

Seen it before? No.

Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) are robbers in the old west, and heterosexual life partners. Butch is the "smart" one, and Sundance does most of the shooting and blowing stuff up. They've very quippy with each other, and they sort-of share a girlfriend (Marianne Ross). They rob the Union Pacific one time too many, so the railroad hires an all-star team to track them down and kill them. They hide out in Bolivia, where things are't any easier for them.

Ehh... it's funny and well-made, but I don't really have a whole lot to say about this one. Oh, yeah: What was with that whole "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" sequence on the bike? The problem with putting a contemporary pop song in a period piece is that it becomes a huge anachronism. That song just screams "1960's".

Position on the list: 150
The guy tracking them: LaFors. He wears a white straw hat. Hmm, I think I might have seen that in another movie...

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