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Hombre (1967)



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"Heeyyy, Hombreeee...!"

Elmore Leonard wrote the novel that this Paul Newman western was based on, and, as is characteristic with Leonard, the sparkling dialogue is the highlight of the show. Those who like to route for movie tough guys like Dirty Harry or Chili Palmer will undoubtedly find Newman's character in Hombre, John Russell, the closed-mouthed confident "cool" anti-hero who minds his own business to a fault, a delight. He's a magnificent character, as are nearly all of the supporting cast. That combined with its gripping story make Hombre a blast.

"If you get there, look me up. We'll drink on your luck."