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Blackthorn (2011)

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) 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
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María Luque ...
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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 Blackthorn) 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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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1 July 2011 (Spain)  »

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Blackthorn - La vera storia di Butch Cassidy  »

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Box Office

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

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$199,652 (USA) (27 January 2012)
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The coca leaf, which is and has been widely used for medicinal and restorative purposes in Bolivia and surrounding regions, and is featured in at least one scene in the film, is commonly said to resemble the leaves of a blackthorn bush. See more »

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Near the beginning of the film when Yana mounts her horse and begins to leave Blackthorn's farm, she rides toward a close gate and neither she nor Blackthorn seem to give any thought to opening it. See more »

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James Blackthorn aka Butch Cassidy: Dear Ryan, I reckon you're feeling a little lonely now that your mother's gone. You're too young for something like this. I know she must have told you about me, and I for one never stopped thinking about you. Even though I've never seen you, I'd bet my best memories that I'd recognize you in the blackest night. These past years have been hard on us all. Very few of us are still around. The land were I live now is a good one. Quiet people, peaceful for the most part. But it's not ...
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Take Your Burden to the Lord
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Arranged by David Gwyn (as David Gwynn)
Guitar by David Gwyn (as David Gwynn) and Sam Shepard
Performed by Sam Shepard
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Western cinematography is not dead...
11 September 2011 | by (Castlemaine, Australia) – See all my reviews

Westerns are all about cinematography, and Blackthorn is no exception.

Wide, sweeping vistas are the order of the day -- but this time, they're something new: South America, and in particular, Bolivia. This tale of an aging-exiled American outlaw and his attempts to return home may seem a bit straightforward and tame, but in the end it's not and you'll be glad to have spend the hour and forty-five minutes partaking in this latest great example of the genre.

The directing isn't too bad either and the actors generally deliver their lines well, although a few are a bit over-read.

For a modern western that's not an adolescent fantasy and has a great deal of heart, it gets 9/10.


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