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The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the... See full summary »


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George Roy Hill ... Himself - Narrated by
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the experience, both good and bad, of bringing the film to life. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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29 November 1970 (USA) See more »

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Cómo se hizo 'Dos hombres y un destino' See more »

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George Roy Hill donated this documentary to Yale University. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions of the documentary (released on the 2001 VHS of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and all subsequent DVDs) was cut by 6 secs by the BBFC to remove 2 shots of a horse being tripped with wires. George Roy Hill's fruity language also caused the VHS and DVD releases to be raised to a 12 certificate. See more »


References The Hustler (1961) See more »

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An Excellent Documentary on a Great Film
20 March 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970)

**** (out of 4)

I've bought BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID on VHS, then on DVD a couple times, then on Blu-ray and I even recently went to see it on the big screen. What's shocking is that throughout all of that time I had no idea that this documentary existed and that's a real shame because this here is quite remarkable on many levels.

George Roy Hill narrates his adventures making the picture and what makes this documentary so special is the fact that we get a lot of behind-the-scenes footage, which shows us how some of the best scenes in the movie were shot. Not only do we get to see how they were shot but we've got the director right there explaining things to us. The train explosion, the ending and the cliff jump are just a few of the legendary scenes that are discussed here and we get some terrific behind-the-scenes footage of them crew discussing the scenes and shooting it.

What's even better is that we get a look at a scene that didn't appear in the movie! Not only do we get all of this footage but the director also talks about various things that happen during filming that causes the director to have to do extra work. This could be the actor's not beleiving in a scene or having two actors not agreeing on how something should be played.

As you can tell, there's quite a bit of stuff packed in the 41-minute running time and it's just shocking to think that this documentary isn't better known.

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