|Butch and Sundance: The Early Days|
|Directed by||Richard Lester|
|Produced by||Steven Bach
Jack B. Bernstein
|Written by||Allan Burns|
Michael C. Gwynne
|Music by||Patrick Williams|
|Edited by||George Trirogoff|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|June 15, 1979|
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days is a 1979 Western film and prequel of sorts to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It stars Tom Berenger as Butch Cassidy and William Katt as the Sundance Kid.
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A young Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid are wannabe outlaws who find that breaking the law is not as easy as it seems.
Allan Burns worked on the script with William Goldman, who was on board as executive producer; Goldman added some scenes and moments he wanted to introduce in the first movie but the bulk of the script was Burns'.
William Katt had recently made First Love and was being called "a young Robert Redford" so ended up being cast as Sundance. Tom Berenger was cast after the studio were impressed by his performance in Looking for Mr Goodbar.
Director Richard Lester stated he had never seen the first movie.
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The film reportedly lost $4 million.
A DVD of the film was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in February 2005. However, Anchor Bay has since lost distribution rights to the film and the DVD was forced to go out of print.