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* CoolPet: Rafo brings his rooster he named "Macho" along on the trip.


* TheAlcoholic: Mike is mentioned to be an alcoholic with the "before the booze" line.

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* TheAlcoholic: Mike is mentioned to be an alcoholic with the "before the booze" line. [[spoiler: It's quite possible he took to drinking after his family's death in a car crash.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: In his younger days, Mike was a rodeo star, until a severe back injury ended his career and forced him into early retirement. [[spoiler: To make things worse, his wife and children died in a car crash sometime after. Both incidents weigh heavily on Mike, even years later.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: In his younger days, Mike was a rodeo star, until a severe back injury ended his career and forced him into early retirement. [[spoiler: To make things worse, his wife and children died in a car crash sometime after. Both incidents weigh weighed heavily on Mike, even years later.and it's implied he became an alcoholic to cope.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: In his younger days, Mike was a rodeo star, until a severe back injury ended his career and forced him into early retirement. [[spoiler: To make things worse, his wife and children died in a car crash sometime after. Both incidents weigh heavily on Mike, even years later.]]


* NiceHat: Mike wears a grey Stetson.


* AgeLift: Mike is 38 in the novel; in the film, he's played by a 90-year-old Clint Eastwood. Eastwood actually seems to have been planning this since he was first offered the film in 1988, turning it down at the time as he was "too young" at 58.

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* AgeLift: Mike is 38 in the novel; in the film, he's played by a 90-year-old Clint Eastwood. Eastwood actually seems to have been planning this since he was first offered the film in 1988, turning it down at the time as he somehow felt he was "too young" at 58.''at 58''.

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* PeriodPiece: The film takes place in Mexico in 1980, and boy does it show.


Mike Milo (Eastwood) is an old one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss (Music/DwightYoakam) to bring the man's young son, Rafael "Rafo" (Eduardo Minett) 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.

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Mike Milo (Eastwood) is an old one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, 1980, takes a job from an ex-boss (Music/DwightYoakam) to bring the man's young son, Rafael "Rafo" (Eduardo Minett) 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.


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* TheEighties: Although the film has a very brief prologue set in 1979, the rest of the film takes place in 1980 after a time skip that jumps ahead by one year.

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: The thugs that steal Mike's car are later arrested for car theft.


* AgeLift: Mike is 38 in the novel; in the film, he's played by a 90-year-old Clint Eastwood.

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* AgeLift: Mike is 38 in the novel; in the film, he's played by a 90-year-old Clint Eastwood. Eastwood actually seems to have been planning this since he was first offered the film in 1988, turning it down at the time as he was "too young" at 58.


* CorruptCop: Mike and Rafo get pulled over by Federales who believe them to be drug smugglers. Rafo does tell them they’re going across the border to see his "sick" father while handing them a handful of pesos.


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* DirtyCop: Mike and Rafo get pulled over by Federales who believe them to be drug smugglers. Rafo does tell them they’re going across the border to see his "sick" father while handing them a handful of pesos.


* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is one to the {{Desconstrction}} of [[RatedMForManly manliness]] tropes… and for Macho "crying" in the morning.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is one to the {{Desconstrction}} {{deconstruction}} of [[RatedMForManly manliness]] tropes… and for Macho "crying" in the morning.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title is one to the {{Desconstrction}} of [[RatedMForManly manliness]] tropes… and for Macho "crying" in the morning.

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* CorruptCop: Mike and Rafo get pulled over by Federales who believe them to be drug smugglers. Rafo does tell them they’re going across the border to see his "sick" father while handing them a handful of pesos.


* TheAlcoholic: Mike is mentioned to be an alcoholic in the trailer with the "before the booze" line.
* BeastlyBloodsports: Rafo participates in a cock fight in the trailer.
* CareerEndingInjury: A career-ending rodeo accident for Mike is mentioned in the trailer.
* CoolPet: In the trailer, Rafo brings his rooster he named "Macho" along on the trip.
* {{Cowboy}}: The trailer states that Mike is a former rodeo performer and horse breeder, and he sports a Stetson hat. The trailer is full of {{deconstruction}} of the traditional "[[RatedMForManly macho]]" image of cowboys and others meanwhile, with Mike's disillusioned lines about it all.

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* TheAlcoholic: Mike is mentioned to be an alcoholic in the trailer with the "before the booze" line.
* BeastlyBloodsports: Rafo participates in a cock fight in the trailer.
fights.
* CareerEndingInjury: A career-ending rodeo accident for caused Mike is mentioned in the trailer.
to quit rodeos.
* CoolPet: In the trailer, Rafo brings his rooster he named "Macho" along on the trip.
* {{Cowboy}}: The trailer states that Mike is a former rodeo performer and horse breeder, and he sports a Stetson hat. The trailer film is full of {{deconstruction}} of the traditional "[[RatedMForManly macho]]" image of cowboys and others meanwhile, with Mike's disillusioned lines about it all.



* NiceHat: Mike wears a grey Stetson in most of the trailer.

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* NiceHat: Mike wears a grey Stetson in most of the trailer.Stetson.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: From the trailer.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: From the trailer.Mike has one for Howard.



* RoadTripPlot: The trailer prominently features Mike and Rafo together on the roads in a car.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Mike's "Jesus Christ!" reaction when he first confronts a reluctant Rafo in the trailer.

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* RoadTripPlot: The trailer prominently features Mike and Rafo together Rafo's journey on the roads in a car.
from Mexico to Texas.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Mike's "Jesus Christ!" reaction when he first confronts a reluctant Rafo in the trailer.Rafo.

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* AbusiveParents: Rafo's mother, Leta, cares not for his well-being, only that he is property that she and she alone owns. She even allows her boyfriends to physically abuse him.


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* {{Foil}}: Marta to Rafo's mother, Leta. Both are/were mothers who used to have significant others but lost them one way or another. The main difference is that Marta is a caring grandmother who is nothing but helpful to Mike and Rafo, while Leta is a lecherous gangster that could care less about what Rafo does.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Rafo's mother is said to have multiple boyfriends one after the other. She's even willing to sleep with the much older Mike at one point.

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