CRY MACHO. It just sounds like the title of a Clint Eastwood movie and not just one that he’d direct but one he’d also star in. Hell, it even sounds like a fit for his Man with No Name persona. You know, up there with A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. By the way, those titles are available on HBO Max via the TCM Hub. I digress, this is supposed to be about his latest. Cry Macho is a Western drama directed and produced by Eastwood and is adapted by Nick Schenk; based on the 1975 novel of the same name by N. Richard Nash. It is the latest WarnerMedia Same-Day Premiere. The movie opened in available cinemas on Friday, September 17, 2021 and was uploaded to HBO Max the same day. The only catch is the movie appears for a limited time on the ad-free option of the streaming service. It runs through October 18, 2021. You might say that there is another catch; how do I watch this flick in the safety of my own home? Answer – you’ll need to subscribe to HBO Max. That’s right,check out the latest deals and subscribe now.
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Clint Eastwood plays Mike Milo, a retired rodeo star. His former boss Howard Polk (Dwight Yoakum, yes the singer & sometimes actor) hires him to travel to Mexico City and bring back Howard’s 13-year-old son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett). He agrees and upon entering Mexico, he meets the boy’s mother, who tells him that Rafo has turned to a life of crime, participating in cockfights with a rooster named Macho. Soon after, Mike finds Rafo participating in a cockfight that is interrupted by a police raid. Milo gets him out of trouble and Rafo accepts the offer to go with Mike back to Texas and to his well-off father. Thus, lies a journey and a tale that Eastwood passed up once, but now takes on. Cue the music – “Wah, Wah, Wah – doddle, doddle dooooh – Wah Wahhhh.”
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