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May 10, 2021

On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are making our escape to Bolivia after fouling things up with some powerful rich dude in the 1969 film from George Roy Hill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Has there ever been a more iconic duo than Butch and Sundance? I mean, I guess you’ve got peanut butter and jelly. There’s mac and cheese. Ketchup and French fries (unless you’re some sort of weird Dutch person who revels in slathering your pommes frites with mayonnaise). But Butch and Sundance aren’t food. They’re people!

Maybe I’m just hungry. Note to all of you, don’t ever write podcast notes before lunch. You’re just going to end up with a rumbling stomach and bunch of words that don’t make much sense.

This pair of bank robbing pals are quite the couple of bandits, and we’d ride with them any day of the week. Sometimes they need all the help they can get. Maybe you’ve got a relentless group of hunters on your tail because you just stole a great amount of money from them twice. Perhaps you need someone to dissuade you from going to Bolivia then you don’t know Spanish. We want to have you covered. Would it have saved them from the fate that ultimately befell them? Maybe not, but hey, who doesn’t want to take on what looks like the entire Bolivian army in a desperate shoot-out? Wouldn’t that be cinematic?

Oh sorry, spoiler alert!

This is the first of two collaborations between Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The other film being The Sting (and make sure to listen to our previous episode about that film). It’s clear from the outset that this is a magical pairing. Newman and Redford light up the screen in every scene they’re in, and lucky for us, they’re in just about every one.

With this film, you not only get a rousing, fun, and tense western, but you get to witness two fine actors at the long peak of their games. It’s a blast from start to end, and we’re not just talking about that train car Butch and Sundance exploded. Although, Sundance would be very happy to tell you he warned Butch about using too much dynamite.

(Recorded on March 22, 2021)

Links to Stuff We Mentioned:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - IMDb

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid trailer - YouTube

Paul Newman - IMDb

Robert Redford - IMDb

The Price Is Right - IMDb

The Brady Bunch - IMDb

The Jerry Springer Show - IMDb

Judge Judy - IMDb

Maury - IMDb

Mesothelioma commercial - YouTube

Modern Family - IMDb

Heavy Metal - IMDb

Rubber - IMDb

Lethal Weapon 3 - IMDb

Lethal Weapon 4 - IMDb

8 of the Most Iconic Old West Revolvers Ever Carried - Personal Defense World

Serpico - IMDb

Dirty Harry - IMDb

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - IMDb

Monsters, Inc. - IMDb

Toy Story - IMDb

George Roy Hill - IMDb

William Goldman - Wikipedia

The Princess Bride - IMDb

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head | B.J. Thomas - YouTube

Spider-Man 3 - IMDb

Lethal Weapon 2 - IMDb

The Proposition | More Movies Please! - Libsyn

The Proposition - IMDb

The Sting | More Movies Please! - Libsyn

The Sting - IMDb

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