TFWPKY 1969 Hand Cannon is a reference to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made in 1969
“the fall will probably kill you, but if it doesnt the bullets surely will.”
- During the film at one point the two outlaws are cornered on a cliffside and the only chance for escape is to jump off and into the creek far below. This is when the famous line “The fall will probably kill you” is said
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman
Based loosely on outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford)
- The Two characters are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies The pair and Sundance’s lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career
Sundance Kid: [Butch and the Kid are on the edge of a cliff preparing to take on the posse pursuing them] Ready?
Butch Cassidy: No, we’ll jump.
Sundance Kid: Like hell, we will.
Butch Cassidy: No, it’ll be okay. If the water’s deep enough and we don’t get squished to death, they’ll never follow us.
Sundance Kid: How do you know?
Butch Cassidy: Would you make a jump like that if you didn’t have to?
Sundance Kid: I have to and I’m not gonna.
Butch Cassidy: Well, we got to. Otherwise, we’re dead. We’re just gonna have to go back down the same way they come. Come on.
Sundance Kid: Just one clear shot, that’s all I want.
Butch Cassidy: Come on.
Sundance Kid: Uh-uh.
Butch Cassidy: [leans into the Kid] We got to!
Sundance Kid: Get away from me.
Butch Cassidy: Why?
Sundance Kid: I wanna fight ’em!
Butch Cassidy: They’ll kill us.
Sundance Kid: Maybe.
Butch Cassidy: You wanna die?
Sundance Kid: Do you?
Butch Cassidy: Alright. I’ll jump first.
Sundance Kid: Nope.
Butch Cassidy: Then you jump first.
Sundance Kid: No, I said.
Butch Cassidy: What’s the matter with you?
Sundance Kid: I can’t swim!
Butch Cassidy: [pauses, then laughs] Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill ya.
[pause, then they start running to the edge]
Sundance Kid: OOOOH SHIIIIIT!
[Butch and the Kid land in the water]