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Monday Movie Madness: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Hello Posse!

This has been a rough week. I am actually writing his on Saturday evening. I know this next week will be crazy and I do not want to have the blogs get lost in the mix again. I have really been doing better about writing the blogs since I went to the three times a week set up so I do not want to back track now.

This weeks movie is a true classic. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This movie was released in 1969 by 20th Century Fox. It is a classic American Western that was directed by Roy Hill. The script was written by William Goldman and was loosely based on the lives of Wild West outlaws Robert Parker and Harry Longabaugh, better known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

This movie was selected in 2003 for United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It was deemed to be culturally, historically and aesthetically significant. It has also been ranked as number 73 in the 10th Anniversary Edition of AFI's 100 Years . . . 100 Movies list, among other cinematic awards.

This movie stars screen legends, Paul Newman as Cassidy and Robert Redford as Sundance. The story follows the outlaws as the go on the run from a US posse seeking to bring them to justice after a string of train robberies. The pair escape to Bolivia with Etta Place (played by Katharine Ross), Sundance's lover.

For a while, the bandits discuss going straight but when their first attempt at an honest job is foiled by robbers, they decide to return to thieving. Place is sure that if the pair start robbing again, they will end up dead and she leaves to return to the United States before that happens. Butch and Sundance decide to steal mules carrying a payroll and head to a local town with the animals in tow. The mules are recognized and the local authorities are alerted. The final shoot out is the thing of which legends are made.

Be sure to check out my Facebook Page (<-- click here) for today's movie snack recipe from Paul Newman himself, Cheesy Potato Skins.

So get your snacks and settle in, it's time for a great movie!




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