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Clint Eastwood is back in the saddle (and behind the camera) for “Cry Macho,” a Western about a washed-up horse breeder who agrees to kidnap a child for his former boss. The film premiered in movie theaters on Friday, but for those who want to watch from home, “Cry Macho” is also streaming exclusively on HBO Max for the next 31 days.
Eastwood, 91, directed and produced the film in addition to playing the lead role. He first received the story nearly 40 years ago, but the timing wasn’t right, the Oscar winner said in an interview with Parade magazine. “I knew the character needed some mileage on him, so I turned it down,” he revealed. “I remember suggesting that Robert Mitchum would be good for it. Then it just kind of hung there. And every other year I’d go, ‘Whatever happened to that?’”
Set in 1979, “Cry Macho” centers around Mike Milo (Eastwood), a onetime horse breeder and former rodeo winner, whose ex-boss Howard Polk (Dwight Yoakam) hires him to transport Polk’s young son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett), from Mexico to Texas. The trek leads the unlikely duo on a wild journey through the backroads.
Natalia Traven, Fernanda Urrejola, and Horacio Garcia-Rojas also star in the film, which was adapted from a screenplay by Nick Schenk and the late N. Richard Nash (based on Nash’s 1975 novel by the same name).
How to Watch Cry Macho On HBO Max
To stream “Cry Macho” you’ll have to be subscribed to the ad-free plan, which usually costs $14.99 a month but HBO Max dropped the price to just $7.49 a month (for the first six months). The limited-time offer, which is only available to new and returning customers, runs from September 17 through September 26.
The streaming giant doesn’t have free trials, but there are a few clever ways to get the service at no extra charge — for at least a week. For example, Hulu offers HBO Max as an add-on subscription for $14.99 a month after a free seven-day trial, and you can cancel at anytime. Hulu plans start at just $5.99 a month for ad-supported streaming, after a weeklong free trial (the price will increase to $6.99 on October 8). To redeem the offer, simply choose a Hulu plan and add HBO Max to the package.
HBO Max is a great platform for binge-watching thousands of hours of TV and movies including blockbusters films, must-watch series, and Emmy-nominated HBO and HBO Max originals: “Mare of Easttown,” “Hacks,” “The Flight Attendant,” “Lovecraft Country,” and “I May Destroy You.”
Furthermore, the ad-free plan unlocks instant access to every 2021 Warner Bros. movie for the first 31 days after the theatrical release. That means that in addition to “Cry Macho,” you can stream new releases such as “Malignant,” the James Wan-directed horror film that will remain on HBO for the next month, and “Reminiscence,” a thriller starring Hugh Jackman, which is streaming until September 21. Other Warner Bros. releases headed to theaters and HBO Max include “Dune,” and the highly anticipated “Matrix Resurrections.”