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Homage (1995)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 3 May 1996 (USA)
In New Mexico, the widow and former teacher Katherine Samuel reluctantly hires the lonely mathematician and genius Archie Landrum to be her gardener and soon they become good friends. When ... See full summary »


Ross Kagan Marks


Mark Medoff (play), Mark Medoff (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Danner ... Katherine Samuel
Frank Whaley ... Archie Landrum
Sheryl Lee ... Lucy Samuel
Danny Nucci ... Gilbert Tellez
Bruce Davison ... Joseph Smith
Bob Goen Bob Goen ... 'Entertainment Tonight' Host
Raymond Mesa Raymond Mesa ... El Paso Newscaster
Arlene Belkin Arlene Belkin ... Dr. Sachs
Harri James Harri James ... Officer Lewis
Lindsay Taylor ... Young Lucy (as Lynsey Taylor)
Leon Cox Leon Cox ... Walter
Ted Scanlon Ted Scanlon ... Musician in Bar
Elmo Davis Elmo Davis ... Musician in Bar
David Philips David Philips ... Musician in Bar
Gordon Butler Gordon Butler ... Musician in Bar


In New Mexico, the widow and former teacher Katherine Samuel reluctantly hires the lonely mathematician and genius Archie Landrum to be her gardener and soon they become good friends. When her estranged daughter Lucille "Lucy" Samuel, who left the college to become a television star in New York, decides to spend a couple of days with her mother, Archie becomes obsessed for her. Lucy and her mother reconciled to each other and Lucy decides to quit her career to stay with Katherine. However the obsessive Archie guns Lucy down witnessed by Katherine and is arrested. The ambitious local lawyer Joseph Smith prepares to defend him seeking the spotlights. Meanwhile, Archie mocks the Mexican Officer Gilbert Tellez, who is the guardian of his cell, and plans to seem a lunatic to escape from the death penalty. Will justice work? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He would sacrifice everything for her...even her.


Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homenatge See more »

Filming Locations:

Anthony, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is an adaptation of "The Homage That Follows", a play by Mark Medoff, who is director Ross Kagan Marks's father-in-law. See more »


Lucy: He's crazy...
Katherine: He's lonely.
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Crazy Credits

The two electricians Abbe Wool and Abby Antweil are credited respectively as "Abbe Wool (Girl)" and "Abby Antwell (Boy)". See more »


If You're Gonna Turn Me Down (Don't Turn Me On)
Music & Lyrics by Ted Scanlon (BMI)
Performed by The Desperados
© 1987 by Ted Scanlon
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Unibomber handyman
8 November 1999 | by batzi8m1See all my reviews

What do you get when a math genius psycho hangs out on a widow's ranch as a handyman just as the movie star daughter comes home to get away from being an image worship and just be a daughter? A chilling insightful movie about people either trying to find themselves or run away into fantasy. Fans of the latter will hate this movie, while those who like self examination and introspection might find it both rewarding and, at moments, amusing when the characters make a genuine offhand comment.

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