Cry Macho

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Cry Macho is an unproduced drama-thriller film that was to be based on the 1975 novel of the same name[1] by N. Richard Nash. The film was to be produced by Academy Award-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy and directed by Brad Furman.[2] However, as a result of disruption in the personal life of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, plans to go on production in September 2011 have been put on hold.


A horse trainer, who is having temporary troubles, is hired by his former boss to travel to Mexico to kidnap the latter's young son from his ex-wife.

Production development

The film Cry Macho is based on the 1975 novel of the same name, which originated as a screenplay by writer and dramatist N. Richard Nash entitled "Macho." After the 1972 Broadway failure of his play Echoes, Nash wrote a screenplay entitled "Macho" which he could not sell.[3] In overcoming his initial failure to sell the screenplay, Nash notes, Template:Quote The first attempt to film the movie Cry Macho began in Mexico in April 1991 with Jaws star Roy Scheider in the lead role.[4]

In the summer of 2003, entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency cited Cry Macho as potential film work for their client, Arnold Schwarzenegger.[5] Schwarzenegger's close friend Al Ruddy was noted as the potential producer of the independent project.[6] However, about the same time, Schwarzenegger was telling others that he would give up his movie career to run for Governor of California.[7] Schwarzenegger subsequently was elected Governor of California on October 7, 2003.[8]

The domain name was created on March 28, 2008 and updated on March 29, 2011.[9] Three days later, on Friday April 1, 2011, Schwarzenegger announced through an interview published by Entertainment Weekly magazine that his first film role since serving two terms as California Governor would be the lead in Cry Macho.[10] However, about a month and a half later, plans to go on production in September 2011 with Brad Furman as director were put on hold as a result of disruption in Schwarzenegger's personal life.[2][11]


  1. Martin Levin (July 13, 1975). "Book Cry Macho, by N Richard Nash, revd by Martin Levin.". The New York Times: p. 732. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jake Coyle (May 13, 2011). "Schwarzenegger sheds old life as he plots return". Associated Press. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. Stephen Wigler (October 3, 1985). "Return Of A Playwright Richard Nash Goes Back To The Stage -- But Not Broadway". Orlando Sentinel: p. E1. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. Myra Yellin Goldfarb (April 20, 1991). "Royalties Still Pouring In For 'Rainmaker' Author". The Morning Call: p. A56. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  5. Claudia Eller (July 26, 2003). "California In or Out? Schwarzenegger Following a Familiar Script". Los Angeles Times: p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  6. Claudia Eller (July 31, 2003). "Terminator Now Must Try to Reinvent His Screen Persona". Los Angeles Times: p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  7. Megan Lehmann (June 30, 2003). "The Invincible Man: 'Terminator' Arnold Keeps Coming Back". New York Post: p. 37. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  8. Kurtzman, Laura (January 5, 2007). "Schwarzenegger Sworn in for Second Term". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 
  9. "Whois Lookup - Domain Names Search, Registration, & Availability for". May 20, 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  10. Zoe Carter (April 4, 2011). "Schwarzenegger Plans To Make Movie Comeback As A Horse Trainer?". World Entertainment News Network. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  11. Zoe Carter (May 20, 2011). "Arnold Schwarzenegger's Personal Mess Affects 'Cry Macho'". Ace Show Biz. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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