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'Cry Macho': Release date, spoilers and all about Clint Eastwood's Western flick

'Cry Macho' is an adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name by N Richard Nash.
A still from 'Cry Macho' (20th Century Studios)
A still from 'Cry Macho' (20th Century Studios)

At 91, Clint Eastwood, with an IMDb list as long his arm, makes a return to the Westerns - a genre that helped him cement himself as one of Hollywood's generational superstars. 'Cry Macho', his latest outing and his return to movies after 'The Mule' in 2018 is a neo-Western drama that's an adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name by N Richard Nash. It follows a former rodeo star hired to return a young man in Mexico to his father in the United States.

While we wait for Eastwood's much-anticipated flick that's set to have a dual release (theatrical and HBO Max), you can watch these movies of his: 'Richard Jewell' and 'The Mule'.


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Release date

'Cry Macho' is to premiere in theatres and streaming service HBO Max on September 17.


The synopsis according to Rotten Tomatoes reads: "From Warner Bros. Pictures comes director/producer Clint Eastwood's uplifting and poignant drama "Cry Macho." The film stars Eastwood as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man's young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption."

Where to watch 'Cry Macho'?

With the Covid-19 pandemic still ravaging the world, those who want to cook up indoors and watch the flick can do so as it releases on HBO Max the same day. Those who are not subscribed to the OTT platform yet can avail of the $15/ month plan. In case, you are not in the United States, using VPN will hopefully help your case.


Clint Eastwood as Mike Milo

Clint Eastwood (Getty Images)

After seeing success in the Western TV series 'Rawhide', Eastwood climbed up the success ladder with a string of Westerns, especially in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" and as the antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five 'Dirty Harry' installments. The actor plays Mike Milo in the film hired by his former boss to bring his son back from Mexico.

Dwight Yoakam as Howard Polk

Dwight Yoakam (Getty Images)

Yoakam plays Milo's former boss and not much is known about his role at the moment. The actor who also chalked up a career as a country music singer has quite a few films to his credit. He's played key roles in 'Crank: High Voltage', '90 Minutes in Heaven' and 'Logan Lucky.'

Eduardo Minett, Natalia Traven, Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Alexandra Ruddy, Ana Re, and Paul Lincoln Alayo round up the rest of the cast. 


Eastwood serves as the producer and director. The screenplay is by Nick Schenk and N. Richard Nash with Albert S Ruddy, Tim Moore and Jessica Meier on board as producers as well. 



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