Butch Cassidy and the Sun-dunce Kid

RORY: Tristan got suspended again? … What did he do? …
MADELINE: Took apart Mr. McCaffey’s car and put it back together in the science building hallway …
LOUISE: Yeah, well he didn’t do it by himself. Duncan and Bowman were there too …
PARIS: Hey, anyone stupid enough to hang out with Butch Cassidy and the Sun-dunce kid deserves whatever they get.

Paris references the 1969 Western film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. The film is about the real life early twentieth century train and bank robber Robert Parker, better known by his alias, “Butch Cassidy” (played by Paul Newman), and his accomplice Harry Longabaugh, “The Sundance Kid” (played by Robert Redford).

Although the film became #1 at the box office for 1969, initial reviews were mixed. Over time, critics have warmed to it, and it is now considered a classic. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid won four Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay.

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