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Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Joe Ricketts, The American Film Company produces engaging movies for grown-ups based on great American stories.

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“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

Feb 22, 2010 at 4:54pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The year was 1969, an age of rebellion—when villains could be heroes, and do-gooders were rejected by a progressive generation with a thirst for freedom. It was the year of EASY RIDER, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, and the classic buddy western, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.


Feb 22, 2010 at 4:49pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Ron Howard is no stranger to American history. Having found great success with APOLLO 13 and A BEAUTIFUL MIND, 2005's CINDERELLA MAN disappointed in its profits. So Howard went smaller. He looked to the stage and Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play "Frost/Nixon."


Feb 22, 2010 at 4:32pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Laura Hillenbrand probably never anticipated her non-fiction horseracing book would become a Best Picture nominee, grossing more than $120 million at the box office. Gary Ross set out to make a period film that would hopefully capture the hearts of movie audiences, just as his equine subject did sixty-five years earlier.
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  • Commented on this discussion on April 2, 2010 at 2:48am

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


    The idea of a post-1908 Butch Cassidy riding around Bolivia may sound like bogus history, but author Richard Patterson documents multiple sightings of, and even interactions with an... More

  • Commented on this discussion on April 1, 2010 at 10:33am

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  • Gave a thumbs up to this comment on March 27, 2010 at 7:21am


    Here is a clip of playwright Peter Morgan discussing just what you mentioned: the humanization of such an iconic figure like Richard Nixon. More

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