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★★★☆☆ If George Roy Hill's 1969 film is to believed, infamous American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were both killed in a stand-off with the Bolivian military in 1908 following a lengthy pursuit. However, in new DVD and Blu-ray release Blackthorn (2011), Spanish director Mateo Gil hypothesises a scenario where Cassidy (played with grit and gumption by the fantastic Sam Shepard) survived the shoot-out, quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village - until his outlaw past catches up with him. Read more » »

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