Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Correction: This is directly refuted by screenwriter William Goldman's book "Adventures in Screen Trade" which states that Newman was always Butch, the question was whether Sundance would be played by Redford or Steve McQueen.

Correction: The incorrect information comes from page 148 of the popular business book, "First Break All the Rules" by Marcus Buckingham and Kurt Coffman.

Correction: Not true. "Hole in the Wall" was name of the town where Butch and Sundance made their base of operations. Contemporaneous news sources referred to them as both "the Wild Bunch" and also the "Hole in the Wall gang", in fact, there are some that even bill them as "the Wild Bunch Hole in the Wall Gang".

Correction: Butch Cassidy only fires repeatedly in one scene, the first time he kills anyone, and in that scene he does not fire more than 12 shots.

Correction: Then they don't need to be mentioned here, do they.

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Factual error: In the beginning, Sundance is accused of cheating at cards and the man accusing Sundance doesn't know who he is. To prove it, Sundance shoots the holster off the man and then the gun from his hand, and then shoots the gun around the room. All this takes 9 bullets. The gun is a revolver holding 6 bullets.

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Butch: Kid, next time I say "Let's go someplace like Bolivia", let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Sundance: Next time.

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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: In the final scenes where they are trapped by the Bolivian police in that little room, they're guessing how many men are out there when Butch says, "maybe its only one guy?" Suddenly 3 shots, too quick to be one gunman rings out. Sundance looks at Butch and says. "don't you ever get sick of being right?" Isn't Butch wrong? There's an army out there.

Answer: Sundance is being sarcastic. Butch is a know-it-all, and he's been frequently proven wrong throughout the film, usually to their detriment, but continues to think he's the "smart one" of the duo. Sundance is just ribbing him.

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