After stealing a priceless family jewel, two brothers run off to join the fabled French Foreign Legion in this anarchic retooling of the classic saga.
In a spirited comedy, directed by Mark Rydell, two not very bright vaudeville song and dance men in the 1890's wind-up in jail where they meet a debonair master safecracker. They get the plans to an impenetrable vault and race to beat the master cracksman at his own game.
It's non-stop fun when Harry (James Caan) and Walter (Elliott Gould) turn to crime and pirate plansfor a new "impenetrable" safe.
In a spirited comedy, directed by Mark Rydell, two not very bright vaudeville song and dance men in the 1890's wind up in jail where they meet a debonair master safecracker. They get the plans to an impenetrable vault and race to beat the master cracksman at his own game.
$1.5 million cached in a secret stash. And only Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) knows where it's at. The hitch? He's tied up doing time in the stir, and his hidden kitty's spot is scheduled for demolition. Looks like Curtis is going over the wall. Too bad for him there's a legion of mooks and mugs anxious to know what Curtis did with the stolen mob moolah. And if he can survive his fellow cons, he still needs to get past the corrupt screws "guarding" the slam's inmates. What good is a trunk full of bucks when your life ain't worth a dime? The Slams was an early effort by prolific indie turned journeyman pro Jonathan Kaplan, whose many credits include the cult favorites White Line Fever and Over the Edge (featuring Kaplan's discovery, Matt Dillon). His more mainstream accomplishments include directing Jodie Foster's Oscar® winning performance in The Accused. The Slams also features a rare movie score from legendary Broadway arranger Luther Henderson.
Imprisoned con Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) must escape "the Slams" in order to rescue the 1.5 mill he stashed in a condemned site.
To evade a posse, legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flee to Bolivia -- but trouble finds the charming desperadoes wherever they go.
Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif battle to find a legendary cache of gold in this spectacular Wild Westadventure. In the Arizona Territory of the 1870s, Marshal Sam MacKenna (Peck) is the only living person who knows the tortuous route to the fabulous "Canon Del Oro". During his journey, MacKenna is captured by Colorado (Sharif), a brutal Mexican bandit who has long sought his death. But if MacKennais to lead the cutthroat gang to the lost treasure, Colorado must keep him alive. En route, MacKenna and the outlaw band are joined by renegade soldiers, vengeful indians, cold-blooded killers and "gentlemen from town." As they near the golden canyon, all but MacKenna are swept by a sudden fever - the naked greed for gold. "Mackenna's Gold" is one of the most exciting Westerns ever made.
The cowboy way of life is dying off as the Wild West is being slowly tamed at the turn of the 19th century. Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) joins best friend, the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) in Macon’s (Donnelly Rhodes) saloon. The Kid is so successful at blackjack that Macon accuses him of cheating, not knowing at first who the infamous gunslinger is. He withdraws the accusation when he hears Sundance’s name, but can’t resist asking the Kid how fast he really is on the draw just as the Kid and Butch are leaving. The Kid shows him by shooting off Macon’s gunbelt. Butch and the Kid ride back to the Hole-in-the-Wall, a fortress hemmed in by rugged mountains, where Butch's gang, the Wild Bunch, hides out. On the way there, Butch suggests that they give up their robberies in the West and go to Bolivia where silver, tin and gold mines would surely be easier targets. At the hideout they find that gang-member Harvey Logan (Ted Cassidy) has decided to take over the Wild Bunch. If Butch wants to continue to be leader, he’ll have to fight the considerably larger and meaner Logan. With his usual quick thinking and a well-aimed kick, Butch maintains his leadership. However, Butch agrees that Logan’s plan, to stage a dual holdup of the Union Pacific, is a good one; hit the train once going and once again on the return trip. The gang figures that the railroad company will not suspect that the robbers are so ingenious as to plan such an act and would be shipping back a large sum of money. After their first robbery, the gang breaks up to await the money train's return trip. Butch goes into town and waits with his favorite girl in the local brothel. The Kid goes to his girlfriend, Etta Place (Katherine Ross), a local schoolteacher who always awaits his return. When the train is scheduled to arrive, the Wild Bunch then heads for the round-trip robbery, which turns out to be a much more difficult undertaking. The robbers fail to note until too late that the railroad company has sent another locomotive close behind the money train, pulling a boxcar loaded with a Pinkerton Detective Agency posse to trap the robbers. Butch and the Kid use all their wiles to avoid capture, but they are unable to evade the relentless Pinkerton pursuers, until they leap from a high promontory into a raging mountain river. With Etta’s help, the three go to Bolivia where they continue their bank robberies, beset by language difficulties and unfamiliarity of the terrain. For a time, the two robbers even try to earn an honest living, by escorting a mining payroll carrier. When they are ambushed and the courier is killed by Bolivian bandits, Butch and Sundance go after the thieves who took the payroll in order to return the money. When the well-meaning duo are blamed for both the payroll robbery and the murder of the courier, Butch and Sundance give up the honest life and revert to their robbing ways. And then they meet their fate, in a small villiage, surrounded by the Bolivian Army. With no way out, Butch maintains his sense of humor and suggests that he and Sundance go to Australia for their future exploits.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this smash hit set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside... Or remember that Sundance can't swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids... Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, don new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don't speak Spanish - they'll manage somehow. A winner of four Academy Awards (including best screenplay and best song), here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest funniest outlaws who ever called out "hands up!"
Seventeen men and four women seek a legendary cache of gold in the territory of the rampaging Apaches. The colorful group includes MacKenna (Gregory Peck), a Marshal who knows the way and who - at any cost - must be kept alive by Colorado (Omar Sharif), the outlaw Chief.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford shine in the roles that will forever identify them as the daring, debonair outlaws on the run - and in love with the same beautiful woman (Katharine Ross).