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Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

In an era in which cold-blooded killers such as Jesse James and the Younger Brothers terrorized the American West, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their Wild Bunch gang took a smart and methodical approach to bank and train robbery. In the 1890s, their thrilling exploits robbing banks and trains and then seemingly vanishing into thin air became front-page news and the basis of rumor and myth.
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