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John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
When Richard Boone was cast, Elmore Leonard, whose novel Hombre is based on, had hoped that Boone was getting the title role.
Mexican Bandit: Look amigo, how close you come!
John Russell: I tried to do better; I think you moved.
Mexican Bandit: You can be sure I move! How do you prefer them, eh, tied to a tree?
John Russell: That'd be nice.
Mexican Bandit: You like to pull the trigger, eh?
John Russell: I can do it again for you.
Paul Newman's 1873 Winchester rifle does not have a rear sight elevator making it exceedingly challenging to shoot accurately, especially at longer distances.