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Riderless Horse... (39.40)

Chuck: I’m not letting us follow the riderless horse any longer.

Bryan: Riderless…?

Chuck: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They were smart. They sent one of their horses off in a different direction so the posse would have to split up. Get distracted. But this was no ordinary posse… This was a super posse. Mixed group of superheroes A sheriff, a marshal, an Indian.

Bryan: Native American.

Chuck: Sure. And the Cherokee Man, he could read the depth of the impression the horse's hooves made on rock. And when he realised they were chasing a riderless horse they got right back on Butch's trail.

 

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, where they meet their end. 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 49th-greatest American film on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)" list.