Clint Eastwood at 91 is a role model for many old timers. They may not be as famous as him, but goddammit, they sure want to be kicking ass when they’re 91.
The old cowboy’s latest film ‘Cry Macho,’ which he directed, stars in and produced, will be in theaters September 17.
The movie is an adaptation of a 1975 novel by N. Richard Nash. Clint plays an ex-rodeo star and horse breeder named Miko whose former boss asks him to drive to Mexico and save his son from an alcoholic mother and a dangerous bunch of hombres.
Miko heads down there in his van, rescues the boy and they drive across rural Mexico on their way back to Texas.
Traveling with the young boy is a challenge for hard bitten, world weary Miko as he tries to tell the boy the most important thing in life is to be a decent human being. In the process he comes to his own sense of what life is all about.
There have been several past attempts to turn Nash’s novel into a movie, with Burt Lancaster, Roy Scheider, Pierce Brosnan and Arnold Schwarzenegger variously interested in playing the leading role.
Clint Eastwood is the only one who put it all together. The story of a crusty old timer telling a young lad how to live right and not make the same mistakes he did may sound like familiar territory, but with Clint Eastwood behind the wheel, the film becomes an adventure on the road to redemption. If you liked Clint’s 2018 drug dealer thriller ‘The Mule’ you’ll like ‘Cry Macho.’