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In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

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Luis Bredow ...
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General of the Bolivian Army
Daniel Aguirre ...
Iván
Martin Proctor ...
Caballero inglés
María Luque ...
Tabernera
Raúl Beltrán ...
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Luis Aduviri ...
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Claudia Coronel ...
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In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

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Sam Shepard is Butch Cassidy


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Blackthorn. Sin destino  »

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$15,254 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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$199,652 (USA) (27 January 2012)
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At the very beginning of the film there is text reading "Butch Cassidy was ONE THE MOST wanted outlaws in America..." The OF that should be included in the sentence is curiously missing. See more »

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James Blackthorn aka Butch Cassidy: [after medicating the Spaniard for saddle sores] Your ass is softer than a bookkeeper's.
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Arranged by David Gwyn (as David Gwynn)
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A Decent Entry In The OLD COWBOY Library
9 January 2012 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

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Re: Butch Cassidy never died. He hid out in Bolivia and bred horses. Found himself a little lady and a cabin. Then he decided to head north and visit his Niece. His horse runs off with his money and he ends up with a troublesome varmint that has $50,000 Sterling he's stolen from a group of miners. Cassidy, going by the name Blackthorn decides to help the man.

Outstanding: Filmed beautifully and directed with a solid hand that really shows the vivid beauty of the locations. Sam Shepard is a great actor and looks so excellent in this. He also has surprisingly pitch perfect comedic chops.

Unacceptable: The story is pretty far-fetched and Blackthorn gets hornswaggled too easily, even for an old feller.

Summary: I'm a total sucker for westerns and this is a good one. A classic "Old Cowboy Takes One Last Ride" movie. Strong script and great acting. I recommend it highly. A note - The screener copy I watched did not have subtitles for the Spanish language portions of the film, which is probably around 1/3 of the dialogue. I assume the final release has them, but it did make certain scenes hard to follow.

4/5


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