Analytical Report of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Ryan Manzo
October 16, 2013
BCA 101
Analytical Report

Title Of Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Year Of Original Release: 1969
Director: George Roy Hill

Name Of Studio Releasing The Film: 20th Century Fox
Name Of Video Company Releasing The Film: 20th Century Fox
Date Of Screening: October 13, 2013
Plot And Structure: It is the late 1890’s in a small town in Wyoming, where Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) are playing cards when Sundance is accused of cheating. Butch convinces the man to tell Sundance to stay or else he wont leave. Sundance then gets up and shoots the mans gun right out of the holster. Butch and Sundance get on their horses and venture off towards the Hole in the Wall. The Hole in the Wall is a place out west where Butch Cassidy’s Hole is the Wall Gang is located. When they arrive, they find that Harvey Logan (Ted Cassidy) has taken over the role of the leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Harvey then challenges Butch to a knife fight to see who gets to be leader of the gang. Butch uses his brain and trickery to defeat Harvey and continue to be the leader of the gang. Butch and the gang then decide to rob the Union Pacific Overload Flyer train twice. The first robbery was successful, the second robbery not so much. They use too much dynamite to get the safe open for the second robbery, which caused the train car to explode and the money to go everywhere. As they were all scrambling to pick up the money, a six-man posse gets off of another train and starts chasing after them. Two men get shot and the other four split up into two groups, Butch and Sundance staying together of course. Butch and Sundance are usually very good at losing people, but for some reason the posse would not fall for any of their tricks. Butch and Sundance run away for a long time and end…...

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