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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 film about two Western bank/train robbers who flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman.
You never met a pair like Butch and The Kid.taglines

Butch CassidyEdit

  • If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.
  • [Butch throws his bicycle away] The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles.
  • Not to be a sore loser, but if I don't win — kill him.
  • Who are those guys?
  • For a moment there I thought we were in trouble.
    • Last English line of the film.

Sundance KidEdit

  • You just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at.


  • Sheriff Ray Bledsoe: You know, you should have let yourself get killed a long time ago when you had the chance. See, you may be the biggest thing that ever hit this area, but you're still two-bit outlaws. I never met a soul more affable than you, Butch, or faster than the Kid, but you're still nothing but two-bit outlaws on the dodge. It's over, don't you get that? Your time is over and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where.


Butch: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.
Guard: People kept robbing it.
Butch: Small price to pay for beauty.

Butch: Do you believe I'm broke already?
Etta: Why is there never any money, Butch?
Butch: Well, I swear, Etta, I don't know. I've been working like a dog all my life and I can't get a penny ahead.
Etta: Sundance says it's because you're a soft touch, and always taking expensive vacations, and buying drinks for everyone, and you're a rotten gambler.
Butch: Well that might have something to do with it.

Butch: I'll jump first.
Sundance: Nope.
Butch: Then you jump first.
Sundance: No, I said!
Butch: What's the matter with you?!
Sundance: I can't swim!
Butch: [laughing] Why, you crazy — the fall'll probably kill ya!

Sundance: [to Etta] What I'm saying is, if you want to go, I won't stop you. But the minute you start to whine or make a nuisance, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat.
Butch: Don't sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight.
Etta: I'm 26, and I'm single, and a school teacher, and that's the bottom of the pit. And the only excitement I've known is here with me now. I'll go with you, and I won't whine, and I'll sew your socks, and I'll stitch you when you're wounded, and I'll do anything you ask of me except one thing. I won't watch you die. I'll miss that scene if you don't mind.

[During a gunfight with the Bolivian police, Butch and Sundance run low on ammunition]
Butch: We're going to run out unless we can get to that mule and get some more.
Sundance: I'll go.
Butch: This is no time for bravery. I'll let ya!

[When the Bolivian army arrives to reinforce the police]
Bolivian army captain: ¿Dónde están?
Bolivian police chief: Aquí, en la plaza.
Bolivian army captain: ¿Quantos hombres son?
Bolivian police chief: Dos hombres.
Bolivian army captain: ¿Dos hombres?
Bolivian police chief: Mi capitán, por favor...
Bolivian army captain: ¿Dos?!
Bolivian police chief: Bandidos yanquis.
Bolivian army captain: ¿Bandidos yanquis, ah?
Bolivian police chief: Sí, mi capitán.

Butch: [last lines — as the pair are outnumbered and pinned down] Wait a minute — you didn't see Lefors out there did you?
Sundance: Lefors? No, why?
Butch: Thank God for that. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble.
Bolivian officer: [seeing Butch and Sundance come out] Fuego! Fuego! Fuego! [the screen freezes]



  • You never met a pair like Butch and The Kid.
  • Just for the fun of it!
  • Not that it matters, but most of it is true.
  • They're taking trains... They're taking banks and they're taking one piece of baggage!

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