Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (by Robert Redford) are co-leaders of the notorious “Hole-in-the-Wall” Gang. They are wanted across the country for a string of armed hold-ups. These two make a great pair – Butch is the “ideas” man who is always coming up with the next grand scheme and Sundance is the “gung-ho action” man who gets things happening (with some nifty skills to back it all up). Everything goes well and the Gang have a string of successes. They even manage to stay one step ahead of the law, until they get a little greedy and rob one too many cash-laden trains. The bank and the law get sick of it and put together a special posse to track the Gang down and put them behind bars once and for all. The posse is lead by the best tracker in the west and he will never give up. They run, they try every trick in the book to shake off their pursuers, they keep running over all terrains, but they just can’t shake them off. Through a lucky break, they finally manage to escape, then Butch has another idea – his best yet …”We should go to Bolivia, we’ll be safe there!” … and so the two make their way to South America – and try to settle in the back blocks of Bolivia … but are they even safe there?
This is one of my most favourite movies ever. The banter between this pair is witty and entertaining throughout the movie. They are a wonderful pair, perfect for these roles. The action sequences are fun, there is enough sex and romance in it to keep it interesting (with the lead female role of Etta Place played by Katherine Ross) and you’ve just gotta love these two larrikin outlaws!