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YMMV / Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Butch and Etta goof around on a bicycle, while Burt Bacharach plays in the background.
  • He's Just Hiding!: An odd case considering the film is based on real people. While nothing more was heard from the Sundance Kid after the shootout in Bolivia, there's some fleeting historical evidence that Butch survived and went straight, leading to the film's ambiguous final freeze frame.
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  • Ho Yay: Butch and Sundance are closer to each other than either is to Etta. Paul Newman even described the film as a love story between two guys.
  • It Was His Sled: The movie is the Trope Namer for Bolivian Army Ending. How do you think the movie ends?
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?"
    • “You just keep thinking Butch, that’s what you’re good at.”
    • "Who are those guys?"
    • "You crazy? The *fall* will probably kill ya."
    • For the soundboard prank call community, many will recognize Ted Cassidy's character as the typical visual depiction of frequent prank call victim Meat Grinder Mike.
  • One True Threesome: Butch and The Kid both seem to have a thing for Etta, but damned if there wasn't a heap of Ho Yay going on between them too.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Sam Elliott makes his film debut as one of the card players in Sundance's introductory scene. He would later marry Katharine Ross.
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    • Cloris Leachman plays a prostitute.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: William Goldman said that many young people saw the super posse as a metaphor for the government and authority during the years of anti-war protests. He said his students said the similarity lay in the relentlessness by which both "would hunt you down."


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