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Cowboy Collection
     

Cowboy Collection

Director: George Roy Hill, John Sturges, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood

Cast: George Roy Hill, John Sturges, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood

 
Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws' last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair rests at the home of

Overview

Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws' last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair rests at the home of Sundance's schoolmarm girlfriend, Etta (Katharine Ross), the Gang robs the same train, but this time, the railroad boss has hired the best trackers in the business to foil the crime. After being tailed over rocks and a river gorge by guys that they can barely identify save for a white hat, Butch and Sundance decide that maybe it's time to try their luck in Bolivia. Taking Etta with them, they live high on ill-gotten Bolivian gains, but Etta leaves after their white-hatted nemesis portentously arrives. Their luck running out, Butch and Sundance are soon holed up in a barn surrounded by scores of Bolivian soldiers who are waiting for the pair to make one last run for it.In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2009
UPC:
0883904141488
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood The Good
Paul Newman Butch Cassidy
Yul Brynner Chris
Eli Wallach Calvera,Tuco, the Ugly
Robert Redford The Sundance Kid
Katharine Ross Etta Place
Lee Van Cleef The Bad
Steve McQueen Vin
Aldo Giuffré Actor
Horst Buchholz Chico
Strother Martin Percy Garris
Charles Bronson O'Reilly
Henry Jones Bike Salesman
Rada Rassimov Actor
Mario Brega Actor
Robert Vaughn Lee
Brad Dexter Harry Luck
James Coburn Britt

Technical Credits
George Roy Hill Director
John Sturges Director
Sergio Leone Director

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