This movie had it all drama, comedy, and a love story. Paul Newman, a young Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross were all outstanding in this movie.
I was still in high school when this move was released in 1969. Aside from the drama, there was also a love story embedded in this movie as Sundance (Robert Redford) and Katharine Ross were lovers.
But the best part of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for me was the comedy; Newman and Redford were a perfect fit for their roles in this movie. Their personalities seemed to compliment each other with their quick wit and humor.
I've watched this movie several times and every time I laughed a little more. One scene is when they made their second train robbery of the Union Pacific Railroad and Butch used too much dynamite to blow up the safe, thus blowing up the luggage car along with the money.
This is when the head of the railroad hired a famous Indian tracker, known for his white brim hat to work with the Pinkerton Detective Agency their mission was to track Butch and Sundance until they were dead.
They couldn't seem to escape the trackers, as every time they thought they shook them they would see that white hat over the horizon. Leading to another great line in the movie, Butch would look at Sundance and say "Who are those guys".
One of the funniest parts of the movie is when Butch and Sundance are trapped on the edge of a cliff. Sundance wants to stay and shoot it out with the pose, and Butch wants to jump.
Take a minute to watch this scene in the video below; as they banter back and forth, you'll see why it's so funny. This was my favorite scene in the movie.
The movie was based on the the outlaws known as the Hole in the Wall Gang. Harry Longabaugh (The Sundance Kid), Robert Leroy Parker (Butch Cassidy), Ben Killpatrick (The Tall Texan), Harry Logan (Kid Curry), and Will Carver who I can't find an alias for.