Ambrus's lawyer, György Magyar, likes his client's chances. Calling Ambrus "a lone wolf" and "a very adept vagabond," Magyar says he doubts many Hungarians would dream of informing on their Butch Cassidy, who's admired for his sentimental side as well as his derring-do. He sent roses to female bank tellers after robberies, and was caught because he went home to find his dog, Don, who had run loose following his master's last bank job. "They aren't going to catch him," says a Bandit fan in Budapest. "He is outsmarting the police and making them look ridiculous."
While his client lies low, Magyar is overseeing the sale of Whiskey Bandit T-shirts and screen savers as well as a Web site, www.extra.hu/viszkis, complete with a link to the Jim Beam homepage. Magyar is also working on an official Whiskey Bandit energy drink and, yes, a movie.