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We have enough cowboys to make a western

Published 01/12/2010 | 05:00

Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid. Perhaps our film industry could turn to the western genre?
Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid. Perhaps our film industry could turn to the western genre?

Surely this is the ideal time for this great country of ours to develop a film industry focusing primarily on the western.

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We have ghost towns aplenty, outlaws galore, no shortage of cowboys, abundant cattle, horses and piebalds, vulnerable banks awash with IMF money, the Cowen/Lenihan gang holed up in Leister House and a mean looking sheriff in US Marshal Chopra, recently arrived to clean up the town.

Perhaps the main theme of one such film would be that the two Brians do a 'Butch and Sundance' and relocate to Bolivia.

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