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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Blackthorn is an 2011 Western film directed by Mateo Gil and starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega and Stephen Rea.

The film was released on iTunes on September 2, 2011 and will be released in theatrically on October 7th, 2011.

It's been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Sam Shepard as James Blackthorn/Butch Cassidy
Eduardo Noriega as Ing. Eduardo Apodaca
Stephen Rea as Mackinley
Magaly Solier as Yana
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Young James
Padraic Delaney as Sundance Kid
Dominique McElligott as Etta Place


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