- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital Mono - English, French
- Stereo 2.0 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
- THE HUSTLER
- THE VERDICT
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
Russell (to Grimes): "We're all gonna die. It's just a question of when."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/31/1996
"...One of the best [Leonard adaptations]....Newman's no-nonsense magnetism keeps it watchable..." -- Rating: B
Description by OLDIES.com:
John Russell (Paul Newman), a white man raised by an Arizona Apache tribe, is forced to confront the society he despises when he sells the boarding house he inherits. While leaving town by stagecoach, several bigoted passengers insist he ride with the driver (Martin Balsam). But when outlaws leave them all stranded in the desert, Russell may be their only hope for survival! Diane Cilento, Frederic March, Richard Boone and Barbara Rush co-star in this action-packed Western classic.
An entertaining and wholly different type of western, Martin Ritt's HOMBRE is based on a novel by Hollywood favorite Elmore Leonard (JACKIE BROWN). Paul Newman stars as John Russell, a white man raised by Apaches. When his last living relative dies, Russell inherits property that he decides to sell to a man in a neighboring town. So, Russell gets a ride on a stagecoach, along with seven other white passengers, to make the sale. However, when Russell's Apache heritage is discovered, the other passengers force him to ride on top of the coach. Along the way, the coach is raided by thieves who steal its horses and a substantial amount of money from one of the passengers, named Favor. Russell is able to get the money back from the thieves, but Favor's wife has been taken hostage and, robbed of their horses, the passengers are stranded. Russell is indifferent to the fate of Favor's wife, but the group cannot argue because he is the only one among them who knows the way home. Chased by the thieves for the money they still have, the group has to make a stand at an abandoned mine where they call on Russell to save Favor's wife.
John Russell (Newman) is a white man who was raised by Native Americans since he was a boy. As he joins a stagecoach filled with hostile, bigoted whites journeying through the Old West, Russell is forced to confront his own anti-white bias to save the lives of his traveling companions. Adapted from an Elmore Leonard story.
- Filmed on location in Death Valley and the Halvetia Mines.
- Theatrical release: March 22, 1967.