Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  12 May 2011 (Netherlands)
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A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan (as Rob Wells)
Ivan / Rip
Drew O'Hara ...
André Haines ...
Large Man (as Andre Haines)
Agnes M. Laan ...
Prostitute (as Agnes Laan)
Duane Patterson ...
Tim Dunn ...
Store Clerk
Glen Matthews ...
Gang Leader


A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. Written by Greg Guy

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Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


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Release Date:

12 May 2011 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Koldus puskával  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,046 (USA) (6 May 2011)


$703,002 (USA) (5 August 2011)

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Rutger Hauer lost his balance and fell when climbing out of the Shopping Cart. Director Jason Eisener decided to keep it in the movie. See more »


When the bearded doctor is hanged, his blue medical scrubs are clean and whole when they should be blood-stained and torn (as they were a moment earlier) from having the back of his leg sliced. See more »


[first lines]
Hobo: Spare some change?
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Special Thanks To: For ungodly inspiration, Ronnie's Pizza See more »


Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) See more »


The Naked & The Dead
Performed by Andi Sex Gang and Simon Boswell
Words and music by Andi Sex Gang and Simon Boswell
Published by Copyright Control
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When I grow up I wanna be a Hobo with a Shotgun.
3 April 2011 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Bloody babe: "You can't save the world with a shotgun."

Hobo: "It's the only thing I know."

It's true. Once he put that shotgun in his Hobo mittens he and shotgun became one. From this moment forth, whenever you hear the word, Hobo, you will always think, Shotgun. The shotgun is the Yang to the Hobo's Ying.

Rutger Hauer plays the slightly-losing it old hobo who after decades has finally realized what he wants to do with his life - be a landscaper; he wants to mow lawns. So, on his ventures of hoboing up and down the railroad tracks looking for a means to a beginning, he's arrived at 'Scumtown', and this is where he meets up with trusty ole Shotgun.

See, Scumtown is controlled by Drake and Sons. Three psychopathic dudes who get serious kicks out of decapitation, burn victims and simply put, gore. Confused ole Rutger the Hobo is privy to just one too many counts of evil and puts his shoe (with the hole in the toe) down. What follows is a tale of revenge, then more revenge and then...some more! Blood!

On the over-the-top action and splatter, this movie delivers big time. It's basically non-stop offensive, silly, gross action. But what makes it stand-out over any other recent modern exploit flick is the style it moves with. Karim Hussain of Subconscious Cruelty fame helms the camera here and does a very good job doing so. It's vibrant, colorful, and had just enough creativity to raise an eye brow or two.

Any real gripes by me are related to the writing as that it's so supremely OTT with countless swears and screaming it verges on head-ache worthy. And the emotional scenes are so sappy and cliché that it does nothing besides make ya roll yer eyes or crack a grin. So, with that said, it's not really complaints per se, but just silly aspects of the film that wear thin faster than the others.

As I said, from this moment on, the Hobo Shotgun duo are now joined at the hips - if it wasn't already. This is a bona-fide insane film with boner-fried sights (literally) and lots of the red stuff. You really can't ask for much more from this film, and maybe, you might be asking for less.

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