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Blackthorn -- Sam Shepard is Butch Cassidy in this thrilling western about the legendary outlaw's return from exile. After years of quiet, he embarks on his greatest adventure since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.
Blackthorn -- 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
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. | Add synopsis »
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Very good ¨Chorizo¨ Western with engaging acting , breathtaking cinematography and good direction See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sam Shepard ... James

Eduardo Noriega ... Ing. Eduardo Apodaca

Stephen Rea ... Mackinley

Magaly Solier ... Yana

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... James Joven

Padraic Delaney ... Sundance

Dominique McElligott ... Etta

Luis Bredow ... Doctor
Cristian Mercado ... General of the Bolivian Army
Daniel Aguirre ... Iván
Martin Proctor ... Caballero inglés
María Luque ... Tabernera
Raúl Beltrán ... Jefe indígena
Luis Aduviri ... Lugarteniente indígena
Claudia Coronel ... Indígena perseguidora 1
Erika Andia ... Indígena perseguidora 2
Shirley Torres ... Indígena perseguidora 3
Jorge Hidalgo ... Soldado argentino 1
Daniel Arce ... Soldado argentino 2

Fernando Gamarra ... Director de banco
Víctor Orihuela ... Cajero
Julio Mita ... Hombre anciano
Delia Fabián ... Mujer anciana
Fernando Pericón ... Camarero
Marcos Soto ... Soldado boliviano
Fernando Peredo ... Jefe de estación
Rodolfo Calaumana ... Cliente taberna (as Rodolfo Calahumana)
Álex Terán ... Cliente taberna
Alice Guimares ... Prostituta
Karen Maysunga ... Prostituta
Paola Oña ... Prostituta
Tania Watoro ... Prostituta
Ismael Suárez ... Perseguidor indígena
Christian Bautista ... Perseguidor indígena
Ariel Ramos ... Perseguidor indígena
Froilán Paucara ... Perseguidor indígena
María Quispe ... Perseguidor indígena
Andrés Celili ... Perseguidor indígena
Marcos Yucra ... Perseguidor indígena
Andrés Márquez ... Perseguidor indígena
Sandra Rivero ... Perseguidor indígena
Emmanuel Espíritu ... Perseguidor indígena
Eddy Aramayo ... Perseguidor indígena
Maximiliano Ortega ... Perseguidor indígena
Mario Flores ... Perseguidor indígena

Directed by
Mateo Gil 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Barros  scriptwriter

Produced by
Paolo Agazzi .... executive producer
Marina Fuentes Arredonda .... executive producer (as Marina Fuentes)
James Atherton .... executive producer
Ibon Cormenzana .... producer
Ángel Durández .... executive producer
Ignasi Estapé .... executive producer
Julián García .... delegate producer
Alberto Moya .... delegate producer
Julien Naveau .... associate producer
Jan Pace .... executive producer
Andrés Santana .... producer
Jérôme Vidal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lucio Godoy 
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía  (as Juan Ruiz-Anchía)
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
Production Design by
Juan Pedro De Gaspar 
Art Direction by
Juan Pedro De Gaspar 
Set Decoration by
Angela Nahum 
Costume Design by
Clara Bilbao 
Makeup Department
Mirian Alarcón .... make-up and hair assistant
Sonia Aliaga .... make-up and hair assistant
Mariela Hermo .... make-up and hair assistant
Ana López-Puigcerver .... makeup designer
Belén López-Puigcerver .... hair designer
Betsabé Mamani .... make-up and hair assistant
Romelia Perales .... make-up and hair assistant
María Rodríguez .... make-up and hair assistant
Nelson Rodríguez .... make-up and hair assistant
Miguelina Rojas .... make-up and hair assistant
Roxana Toledo .... make-up and hair assistant
Janeth Vera .... make-up and hair assistant
Production Management
Alexandre Isidoro .... post-production supervisor
Patricia Quintanilla .... unit production manager: Bolivia
Iñaki Ros .... unit production manager
Andrés Santana .... production manager
Sandra Tapia .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Magdalena Cernadas .... second assistant director (as Male Cernadas)
Mónica Cortés .... third assistant director
Guillermo Escribano .... assistant director
Patricia Prada .... trainee assistant director
Diego Revollo .... trainee assistant director
Lorena Rodríguez .... trainee assistant director
Patricio Romay .... second assistant director
Luis Velasco .... trainee assistant director
Miguel Velásquez .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Andrea Antezana .... props
Ferran Criado .... original poster designer
Alejandro Cuevas .... props
Esther Gili .... storyboard artist
César Mamani .... carpenter
César Morón .... art coordinator
Sergio Pol .... construction coordinator
Carlos Salgado .... storyboard artist
Serapio Tola .... property master
Angelo Valverde .... painter
Sound Department
Mafalda Alba .... dialogue editor
Marc Bech .... foley editor
Marc Bech .... foley recordist
Luis Bolívar .... sound assistant
Dani Fontrodona .... production sound mixer
Dani Fontrodona .... sound recordist
Manu García-Escudero .... boom operator (as Manuel García-Escudero)
José Manuel Lara .... foley artist
Fabiola Ordoyo .... sound designer
Fabiola Ordoyo .... supervising sound editor
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
James A. Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jaime Puig)
John Griffin .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ángel Alonso .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Anna Aragonés .... graphics
Bernat Aragonés .... postproduction supervisor
José María Aragonés .... postproduction supervisor (as Josep Maria Aragnonés)
Gloria Bernabeu .... digital compositor
Alfredo Blasco .... compositor
Jaime Cebrián .... visual effects supervisor
Jordi Costa .... visual effects supervisor
Chema del Fresno .... technical director
Neus Hernández .... post production coordinator
Fernando Jiménez .... visual effects artist
Ignacio Lacosta .... visual effects supervisor
Jesús Marín Jaca .... visual effects artist (as Jesús Marín)
Alexis Rosés .... graphics
Jaime Torelló .... compositor
Ángel Alonso .... horse stunts
Maximiliano Bautista .... stunts
Jordi Casares .... horse stunts
Jordi Casares .... stunt coordinator
Jordi Casares .... stunt double: Eduardo Noriega
Andrés Celili .... stunts
Hugo Dietz .... horse stunts
Hugo Dietz .... stunt double: Sam Shepard
Emmanuel Espíritu .... stunts
Eddy Fando .... stunts
Ángel Gómez Fernández .... horse master (as Ángel Gómez)
Ángel Gómez Fernández .... horse stunts (as Ángel Gómez)
Angélica Macías Gil .... horse stunts
Miguel Angel Mancilla .... stunts
Paula Monroy .... stunt double: Dominique McElligott
Ariel Ramos .... stunts
Pablo Andrés Rivero .... horse stunts (as Andrés Rivero)
Pablo Andrés Rivero .... stunt double: Padriac Delaney (as Andrés Rivero)
Ismael Suárez .... horse stunts
Ismael Suárez .... stunts
Modesto Verastegui .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jorge Abuday .... electrician
Hernán Arcani .... additional electrician
Jaime Arcani .... grip
Nelson Arcani .... additional electrician
Miguel Barros .... second unit: director
Ariana Bonavia .... digital imaging technician
Lucas Borghi .... assistant camera
Daniela Cajías .... assistant digital imaging technician
Enrique Callejas .... additional electrician
Miguel Inti Canedo .... video assist (as Miguel Canedo)
José Luis Cartagenas .... additional electrician
Óscar Cedres .... key grip
Ibon Cormenzana .... second unit: director
Freddy Delgado .... second assistant camera
José Ramón Delgado .... first assistant camera
Juan Gabriel Estellano .... assistant camera
Alberto Foronda .... electrician
Fredie Hayes .... assistant camera
Juan Idigoras .... second unit: assistant camera (as Juan Manuel Idígoras)
Juan Idigoras .... steadicam assistant (as Juan Manuel Idígoras)
Américo Luna .... gaffer
Juan Carlos Montesinos .... additional electrician
Daniel Ocampo .... electrician
Pablo Paniagua .... making-of
Pablo Paniagua .... still photographer
Franklin Poma .... additional electrician
Debray Quisbert .... additional electrician
Ramiro Quispe .... electrician
Rafael Sahade .... second operator
Rafael Sahade .... second unit: operator
Rafael Sahade .... steadicam operator
Veimar C. Soto .... additional electrician
Guillermo Tórrez .... head electrician
Casting Department
Wendy Alcázar .... casting: Bolivia
Mylene André .... casting assistant
Katti Calero .... casting assistant
Cristina Medina .... extras casting
Patrick Rocha .... casting assistant
Glenda Rodríguez .... extras casting
Ana Sanz .... casting: Spain
Mary Torricos .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Bautista .... military wardrobe
Martha Cabrera .... seamstress
Regina Calvo .... costume supervisor
Mario Catari Condori .... leather craftsman
Francisca Chambi .... embroidery
Yoni Crispín .... hats
Pilar Groux .... costume supervisor
Fernando Huanca .... military wardrobe
Emiliano Machaca Osco .... tailor
Natividad Mallón Catata .... costume assistant
Ana Muñiz .... leather craftsman
Juan Pierola Pinedo .... laundry
Luis Rodríguez .... tailor
Agapito Sillerico .... tailor
Manuel Sillerico .... tailor
Maite Tarilonte .... costume assistant
Julia Tintaya .... seamstress
Roxana Toledo .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chema Alba .... digital intermediate colorist
Pablo Polo .... on-line editor
Luis Rico .... assistant editor
Martí Roca .... assistant editor
Music Department
Esteban Balaguer .... musician
José Luis Crespo .... music sound engineer
Marianne Dumas .... musician
Lucio Godoy .... musician
Lucio Godoy .... string arrangements
David Gwyn .... musician (as David Gwynn)
Federico Jusid .... string arrangements
Rosa Marchena .... music coordination: producer
Olivier Milchberg .... musician
Peter Pejtsik .... conductor
Santiago Quizhpe .... music recording assistant
Manuel Tobar .... musician
Other crew
Mireille Andriampahita-Ranaïvo .... production assistant (as Mireille Andriampahita Ranaivo)
Paulo Aranda .... location manager (as Paulo Aranda 'Lukas')
Paulo Aranda .... location manager
Oliver Beiro .... production assistant
Ana Blázquez .... production assistant
Núria Casanueva .... script supervisor
Donato Espinosa .... coach
Thierry Fontaine .... production accountant
Franck Fuchs .... production accountant
Paola Gosalvez .... stage manager (as Paola Goszálvez)
Matilde Grange .... translator
Laurent Granier .... production assistant
Tony Gray .... translator
Johnny Huayta .... shoes
Clara Lago .... financial controller
Oriol Marcos .... production supervisor
Yolanda Mulero .... production secretary
Félix Novo .... veterinarian
Ana Pastor .... location manager: Spain (as Ana Pastor Escolano)
Carlos Piñeiro .... stage manager
Patricia Puerto .... production coordinator
Quim Roca .... dubbing director
Freddie Rocha .... production assistant
Pholak Ríos .... production assistant
Marta Santana .... production assistant
Sandra Tapia .... production coordinator
Miguel Torricos .... production assistant
Naila Vázquez .... production secretary
Alejandro Amenábar .... thanks
Eugenio Caballero .... thanks
Paz Sufrategui .... thanks
Bernat Vilaplana .... thanks

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Rated R for violence and language
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:15A | UK:15 | USA:R
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
[first lines]
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...
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Very good ¨Chorizo¨ Western with engaging acting , breathtaking cinematography and good direction, 12 August 2012
Author: ma-cortes

This Spanish picture is an enjoyable drama Western with an interesting characterizing about the celebrated leader of the ¨Wild Bunch gang¨ of train robbers , Butch Cassidy who along with Sundance Kid were one of the last old-style bandits of the West and they had the quick wit and strength of character to dominate more desperate men . In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy who left long time ago his criminal activity and now calling himself James Blackthorne (Sam Shepard) , pines for one last sight of home , an adventure that aligns him with a young robber (Eduardo Noriega) and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike . It's narrated by means of a relentless pursuit by a posse which leads to the two protagonists through wonderful Bolivian landscapes . Furthermore , it deals with young Butch Cassidy (Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau as James joven) , Sundance Kid (Padraic Delaney) and Etta Place (Dominique McElligott) , whose scenes are developed in flashbacks , both of them when the Pinkerton and railroad agents (Stephen Rea) hot on their trail , the Wild Bunch broke up and both sailed to South America after the turn of century and disappeared there , possibly dying in a shoot-out in 1909 near La Paz , though the story here narrated is quite different .

The film contains human drama , thrills , violence , riding pursuits and action Western complemented with moving tension and intrigue , including some twists and turns . These elements provide the setting for this piece of dramatic Western , giving it its own special quality and ambient . Butch is described as a tired veteran though a crack shot, he never murdered anybody and disliked gratuitous violence , he only wishes returning to US and know his son . Top-notch acting by Sam Shepard as the old bandit who becomes drawn into a spiraling tangle of danger , deceit and confusion . Acceptable interpretation by Eduardo Noriega as a young mine engineer who holds a dark secret . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia who has been making a prestigious career in Hollywood , such as Close range , House of game and River runs black , here he shows splendidly the wonderful outdoors filmed on location in La Paz , Potosí , Uyuni, Bolivia . Sensitive as well as thrilling musical score by Lucio Godoy .

This exciting motion picture was well directed by Mateo Gil . Mateo is a notorious screenwriter , he wrote various films for Amenabar as ¨Agora¨ , ¨Mar Adentro¨ , ¨Abre Los Ojos¨ and ¨Tesis¨ . He only has directed ¨Nobody knows anybody¨ or ¨Nadie Conoce Nadie¨ and recently this Western titled ¨Blackthorn¨ . Rating : Above average movie for its intrigue , memorable performance , plot twits , atmospheric mood piece and impressive photography . Well worth watching .

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