History Film / ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid

15th Apr '18 8:24:16 AM GF93
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-->'''Sheriff Ray Bledsoe:''' [to Butch and Sundance] ''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. [[LovableRogue 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. [[TwilightOfTheOldWest It's over, don't you get that?]] [[YourDaysAreNumbered Your times is over]] [[{{Foreshadowing}} and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where.]]''

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-->'''Sheriff Ray Bledsoe:''' [to Butch and Sundance] ''You 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. [[LovableRogue 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. [[TwilightOfTheOldWest It's over, don't you get that?]] [[YourDaysAreNumbered Your times is over]] [[{{Foreshadowing}} and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose choose]] ''[[{{Foreshadowing}} where.]]''
7th Apr '18 2:59:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeliberatelyJumpingTheGun: Butch is about to be in a knifefight.
-->Butch: No, no, not yet. Not until me and Harvey get the rules straightened out.
-->Harvey: Rules? In a knife fight? No rules!
-->''[Butch immediately kicks Harvey in the [[GroinAttack groin]]] ''
-->Butch: Well, if there ain't going to be any rules, let's get the fight started. Someone count 1-2-3 go.
4th Apr '18 3:01:14 PM AmuckCricetine
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* BaitAndSwitchComment

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* BottomlessMagazines: averted for the most part during the film and particularly during the final showdown where Sundance is covering Butch's run for more ammunition. George Roy Hill deliberately showed Sundance reloading behind cover as a TakeThat to other films. However, it's played straight in the final mad dash. Sundance gets off at least 15 shots from his pair of six-shooters.

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* BottomlessMagazines: averted Averted for the most part during the film and particularly during the final showdown where Sundance is covering Butch's run for more ammunition. George Roy Hill deliberately showed Sundance reloading behind cover as a TakeThat to other films. However, it's played straight in the final mad dash. Sundance gets off at least 15 shots from his pair of six-shooters.



* DidntWantAnAdventure / BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
-->'''Butch:''' Kid, the next time I say, "Let's go someplace like Bolivia," let's GO someplace like Bolivia.

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* DidntWantAnAdventure / BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
-->'''Butch:''' Kid,
DidntWantAnAdventure: Butch says to Sundance, "Kid, the next time I say, "Let's 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia," Bolivia,' let's GO go someplace like Bolivia." Bolivia doesn't work out too well, either.



* TheDreaded / TheGhost: Joe [=LeFors=], the lawman who tracks our heroes all the way to Bolivia.

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* TheDreaded / TheGhost: TheDreaded: Joe [=LeFors=], the lawman who tracks our heroes all the way to Bolivia.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: All over the movie, but this takes the cake:
-->'''Etta Place:''' ...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. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I won't watch you die.]] [[BolivianArmyEnding I'll miss that scene, if you don't mind.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: While talking with Butch and Sundance, Sheriff Bledsoe tells them "Your times is over, and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where." At the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance are killed in a volley of bullets in a literal BolivianArmyEnding (for which it was the TropeNamer).

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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While talking with Butch and Sundance, Sheriff Bledsoe tells them "Your times is over, and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where." At the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance are killed in a volley of bullets in a literal BolivianArmyEnding (for which it was the TropeNamer).TropeNamer).
** Etta's line takes the cake:
-->...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. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I won't watch you die.]] [[BolivianArmyEnding I'll miss that scene, if you don't mind.]]



* MsFanservice: Etta (Katharine Ross) is introduced by The Kid getting her to take her GorgeousPeriodDress off.

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* MsFanservice: Etta (Katharine Ross) is introduced by The Kid getting her to take her GorgeousPeriodDress off.



* RetiredOutlaw: Well, temporarily.

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* RetiredOutlaw: Well, temporarily.The duo try to do this by becoming bodyguards. They go back when their legitimate employment comes with a much higher body count.
7th Mar '18 11:52:08 AM Xtifr
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* GamblingBrawl: Subverted. Sundance is in a poker game with several other men. When Butch arrives, one of the other players accuses Sundance of cheating and wants to have a shootout with him to settle things. When Butch calls him "Sundance", the challenger is familiar with his reputation and realizes that if they fight, he'll be killed. This allows Butch to use his charisma and diplomacy skills to get Sundance to leave without a fight.
25th Jan '18 4:21:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory:
** The "Hole-in-the-Wall gang" was more commonly known as the "Wild Bunch". "Hole-in-the-Wall" was the name of one of their hideouts.
** The Sundance Kid didn't grow up in Atlantic City.
** Zig-zagged with Sundance Kid's gunfighting skills. The real Sundance Kid's reputation as an excellent gunfighter may be due to him getting confused with his fellow bandit Kid Curry. Sundance himself is known to have wounded a few people but not killed anyone. In the film, Sundance is an outstanding gunfighter but isn't shown killing anyone before he reaches Bolivia and doesn't seem like a ruthless murderer.
** The deaths of Butch and the Kid are historically foggy. There was a shootout involving the Bolivian army vs. two foreign bandits, but the bandits shot themselves and were buried in unmarked graves before they could be positively identified. (There is some inconclusive evidence that Butch remained alive several years beyond that incident, living a quiet life. But there is no particular evidence for the Kid remaining alive.)



* AtomicFBomb: When Butch and Sundance jump off the cliff into the river, Sundance lets off an epic '''''"AHHHHH SHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTT!"'''''

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* AtomicFBomb: When Butch and Sundance jump off the cliff into the river, Sundance lets off an epic '''''"AHHHHH SHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTT!"'''''''"AHHHHH SHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTT!"''



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Butch, Sundance and Etta were a bit more ordinary looking in real life. Although Sundance and Etta were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sundance_Kid_and_wife-clean.jpg pretty respectable looking citizens.]]

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Butch, Butch and Sundance and Etta were a bit more ordinary looking in real life. Although Sundance than Hollywood heartthrobs Redford and Newman, but then again, who isn't? Etta were [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sundance_Kid_and_wife-clean.jpg pretty respectable looking citizens.]]Place, however, was an attractive woman, and her Pinkerton file describes her as "classically beautiful," so Katherine Ross isn't far off.



* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Posse]]: [[RunningGag "Who are those guys?"]]

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* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Posse]]: [[RunningGag "Who are those guys?"]]ImplacableMan: The posse headed by Joe Lefors and tracker Lord Baltimore seem to stop at nothing when tracking Butch and Sundance down.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: The mine owner wants Sundance to shoot a plug of chewing tobacco to test his skill, but Sundance can't hit it standing still. He has to quick draw and shoot in rapid succession, and only then does he blast the tobacco all over the place.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: ImprobableAimingSkills:
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The mine owner wants Sundance to shoot a plug of chewing tobacco to test his skill, but Sundance can't hit it standing still. He has to quick draw and shoot in rapid succession, and only then does he blast the tobacco all over the place.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Initially averted, and eventually sort-of played straight with Butch's bicycle. Though he throws it away more because they can't carry it on their wagon.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Initially averted, and eventually sort-of played straight with Butch's bicycle. Though bicycle is treated like a novel toy, and he throws it away more because they can't carry it on their wagon.eventually has to discard it.



* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: "Most of what follows is true."

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: "Most of what follows is true."" In spite of the whimsical nature of the film, a surprising amount of details really are taken from the real story.



* PrecisionFStrike: There isn't a lot of cursing in this movie, but Butch and Sundance get off a pretty good one when they jump into the river.
--> "OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!"
* PutOnABus: Etta, who was a rather important character in the movie, who had been following them throughout the whole story, suddenly says she wants to go home. She's never seen or mentioned again. Justified, as Etta told Sundance that she wouldn't watch him die, so she leaves him after Butch and Sundance refuse to go straight via farming or ranching. The real-life Etta Place vanished from history.

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* PrecisionFStrike: There isn't a lot of cursing in this movie, but Butch and Sundance get off a pretty good one when an AtomicFBomb of "Ohhhhh Shiiiiir!" as they jump into the river.
--> "OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!"
river
* PutOnABus: Etta, who was a rather important character in the movie, who had been following them throughout the whole story, suddenly says she wants to go home. She's never seen or mentioned again. Justified, as Etta told abandons Sundance in Bolivia, telling him that she wouldn't won't watch him die, so she leaves him after Butch and Sundance refuse to die. Things go straight via farming or ranching. The real-life Etta Place vanished from history.south very quickly when she's gone.



* RunForTheBorder: While fleeing from their pursuers:
-->'''Sundance:''' Let's go to Mexico instead.\\
'''Butch:''' All they got in Mexico is sweat. There's too much of that here.
** They eventually decide to go to [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivia]].

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* RunForTheBorder: While fleeing from their pursuers:
-->'''Sundance:''' Let's go
pursuers, Sundance proposes fleeing to Mexico instead.\\
'''Butch:''' All
Mexico, but Butch shoots him down. After losing their pursuers, they got in Mexico is sweat. There's too much of that here.
** They eventually
do decide to go emigrate to [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivia]].Bolivia.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
** "Most of what follows is true."
** The "Hole-in-the-Wall gang" was more commonly known as the "Wild Bunch". "Hole-in-the-Wall" was the name of one of their hideouts.
** The Sundance Kid didn't grow up in Atlantic City.
** Although the Sundance Kid had a ''reputation'' as an excellent gunfighter, he is not known to have actually killed anyone prior to his final stand in Bolivia (though he is known to have wounded a few). The real killer of the gang was a man called Kid Curry. It's possible that people mixed them up, since they both had "Kid" in their names.
** The deaths of Butch and the Kid are historically foggy. There was a shootout involving the Bolivian army vs. two foreign bandits, but the bandits shot themselves and were buried in unmarked graves before they could be positively identified. (There is some inconclusive evidence that Butch remained alive several years beyond that incident, living a quiet life. But there is no particular evidence for the Kid remaining alive.)

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: "Most of what follows is true."
** The "Hole-in-the-Wall gang" was more commonly known as the "Wild Bunch". "Hole-in-the-Wall" was the name of one of their hideouts.
** The Sundance Kid didn't grow up in Atlantic City.
** Although the Sundance Kid had a ''reputation'' as an excellent gunfighter, he is not known to have actually killed anyone prior to his final stand in Bolivia (though he is known to have wounded a few). The real killer of the gang was a man called Kid Curry. It's possible that people mixed them up, since they both had "Kid" in their names.
** The deaths of Butch and the Kid are historically foggy. There was a shootout involving the Bolivian army vs. two foreign bandits, but the bandits shot themselves and were buried in unmarked graves before they could be positively identified. (There is some inconclusive evidence that Butch remained alive several years beyond that incident, living a quiet life. But there is no particular evidence for the Kid remaining alive.)
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25th Jan '18 3:55:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** FailedAttemptAtDrama: Then the Marshal's efforts are interrupted by a bicycle salesman taking advantage of the crowd he's gathered.
23rd Jan '18 8:34:01 PM Shaorai217
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--> "What are you doing?"
--> "Stealing your woman."
--> ({{beat}}) "Take her."

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--> "What '''Sundance:'''"What are you doing?"
--> "Stealing '''Butch:'''"Stealing your woman."
--> ({{beat}}) '''Sundance:'''({{beat}}) "Take her, take her.""
--> '''Butch:'''"Well you're a romantic bastard, I'll give you that.
9th Dec '17 6:40:25 PM Malady
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* BassoProfundo: Harvey has this voice. Also one of the singers in the background during the bank robbery segments in Bolivia is ThurlRavenscroft.

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* BassoProfundo: Harvey has this voice. Also one of the singers in the background during the bank robbery segments in Bolivia is ThurlRavenscroft.Creator/ThurlRavenscroft.
27th Oct '17 2:42:49 AM Arivne
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While talking with Butch and Sundance, Sheriff Bledsoe tells them "Your times is over, and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where." At the end of the movie, Butch and Sundance are killed in a volley of bullets in a literal BolivianArmyEnding (for which it was the TropeNamer).
26th Sep '17 5:32:57 PM Boson
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* ChallengingTheChief: Butch had apparently stated prior to the events of the film that anyone who wanted to could challenge him for leadership. Butch set this rule because he thought nobody would ever take him up on it, but early in the film the biggest, meanest member of his gang does just that. Through a combination of [[GuileHero Guile]] and being willing to FightDirty, Butch manages to win despite the fact that he shouldn't have had a chance in the fight.

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* ChallengingTheChief: Butch had apparently stated prior to the events of the film that anyone who wanted to could challenge him for leadership. Butch set this rule because he thought nobody would ever take him up on it, but early in the film the biggest, meanest member of his gang does just that. Through a combination of [[GuileHero Guile]] and being willing to FightDirty, [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fight dirty]], Butch manages to win despite the fact that he shouldn't have had a chance in the fight.
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