Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

About the Show

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalised them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their bank and train robberies in the West became national news and the basis of rumours and myth. But who were Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh and how did they manage to elude the Pinkertons, the nation's most feared detective force? Separating fact from fiction, this documentary explores their story.