Paul Newman and Robert Redford made two very memorable movies together that each had Atlantic City, New Jersey connections.

The memorable movies are “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid “ and “The Sting.”

Redford starred as Butch Cassidy's partner The Sundance Kid. Newman played Charlie Gondorf in The Sting.

Both movie characters had Atlantic City connections.

We learned about this from William Kelly at

Gondorf was an Atlantic City bartender.

Harry Longabaugh, better known as The Sundance Kid, was from Atlantic City. This may only be partially true.

Kelly wrote it like this in his June 29, 2011 article:

“In the movie Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid, there's a scene where they get off a train in a desolate place in South America, and Butch Cassidy, whose idea it was to go there, says, "It could be worse. You get a lot more for your money in Bolivia, I know, I checked it out."

“The Sundance Kid then responds, "This might be the garden spot of the whole country. People may travel hundreds of miles just to get to this spot where we're standing now. This might be the Atlantic City of all Bolivia for all we know."

“Cassidy says, "Look, now I know a lot more about Bolivia than you know about Atlantic City, New Jersey, I can tell you that, wrote Kelly.

Here’s the twist … Cassidy tells Sundance that he didn’t know that he was from The East.

As it turns out, it appears that Sundance is referring to Atlantic City, Wyoming and not Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Yet, there is a direct reference to The Garden State in the movie dialog.

Finally, here’s one more twist. Kelly writes the following:

“Harry Alonzo Longabaugh - aka the Sundance Kid, was not actually born in Atlantic City, as the movie attests, but rather in Mont Clare, on the Schulkill Canal in Pennsylvania.”

We refer to this as The Schuylkill River.

As you can see, the history of this is not crystal clear, yet, we still enjoyed seeing all of these Atlantic City references.

SOURCES: William Kelly,

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