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Not a film fan?... (40.21)

Chuck: You know, at certain times, I find myself coming back to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Dr. Gilbert: I prefer to read.

Chuck: Oh. Not a film fan? That's too bad. As almost everyone else I know did, I watched it over and over. They used to run it on the 4.30 movie. There they were at the end, in Bolivia, wounded, pinned down, but sure they could shoot their way out of a bad situation as they always had The only problem was, they had incomplete information. They were unaware that the whole of the Bolivian army had massed outside. But it was that incomplete information that allowed them to run out, guns blazing, into what? Their noble deaths But you're a medical man. You, more than most, know that this is a lie. You know the only nobility is in living another day. And yet here you are, holed up, the guns all pointing at you, and with incomplete information.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. The pair and Sundance's lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 73rd-greatest American film on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)" list. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ranked 20th greatest heroes on "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains". Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was selected by the American Film Institute as the 7th greatest Western of all time in the AFI's 10 Top 10 list in 2008.



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