Legend has it notorious American outlaw Butch Cassidy was killed in Bolivia in 1908. Mateo Gil’s classic Western, however, finds Cassidy (Sam Shepard) 20 years later living on in hiding under the identity of James Blackthorn—and yearning for one last sight of home. Joining forces with a Spanish mine robber named Eduardo, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure across the sublime landscape of the Bolivian frontier. –Tribeca Film Festival
"There are only two significant events in a man's life: when you leave home and when you go back. Everything else is just the middle''
An almost too-mournful look at the long, slow death of Butch Cassidy. Purportedly a Western, but really a starring vehicle for the stunning scenery of Bolivia and the political issues of that country c. the early 20th century (w/hints of modern conflict). Gil can't resist young Butch flashbacks, to the detriment of sustained dramatic tension in the present story. Shepherd is perfect, as one might expect.