Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Etta Place heads home after Butch and Sundance attempt to go straight. When the two arrive in town with some stolen houses, the Bolivian authorities are notified. Butch and Sundance are then caught in the middle of a shootout, with the Bolivian Police. After being wounded badly, Butch tells Sundance that if they survive the ordeal, they should travel to Australia. The Bolivian Army joins the fight. The film ends with Butch and Sundance running out into the open, and then the famous freeze frame shot just as they come out. Although multiple rifle and pistols bursts are heard, the fate of the two outlaws is left to the viewer.

Craig

Continuity mistake: In the bicycle riding scene where Butch lets Etta ride on the handlebars, you can see her feet are resting on some sort of pegs protruding from the axle on each side of the bicycle wheel. When she is not riding, the pegs are not there.

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Butch: Man, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals.

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Trivia: Katherine Ross, (Etta Place) was caught operating a camera, filming some footage of the arrival of the train carrying the "super posse". In the late 60s the US film business was strict, closed shop union (to a great extent it still is) and Ross operating a camera was against every rule there is. Several senior crew members demanded her dismissal from the film but producer John Foreman and Unit Production Manager Lloyd Anderson, aware of the fact that a lot of scenes with her in it would have to be reshot at absurd expense, argued for a compromise to which the union agreed - none of the footage she shot would be used (it wasn't) and she would be asked not to be on set while scenes in which she was not involved were shot. Her gender was totally irrelevant to the issue. This is confirmed in William Goldman's excellent memoir, "Which Lie Did I Tell?"

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Question: What was the point of the dialogue between Butch and Etta when she wonders if they might have been a couple? There are no other moments in the film where she seems to want Butch more than Sundance so why bring it up for no reason at all?

Answer: It's to show how Butch and Etta care about each other as friends and that Etta is not just someone Butch has to put up with because she's Sundance's woman. A strong bond unites the three of them.

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