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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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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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12 May 2011 (Netherlands)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$703,002 (USA) (5 August 2011)
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Although this was filmed in an English-speaking province, Canada is a bilingual country with mostly English-speaking citizens--there are a few French communities and two French-speaking provinces. In the school bus scene, you can see "sortie de secours" on the rear window of the bus, which is French for "emergency exit". See more »

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The pimp and the pedophile Santa both drive the same car; a red Plymouth Valiant. See more »

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[first lines]
Hobo: Spare some change?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Liebesthema / Vanessa Verliebt Sich
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Better than Grindhouse and Machete!!!
29 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film actually exceeded my expectations as it captured the essence of exploitation films in every way, such as the Technicolor. The grittiness, the violence, and some of the dialogue all fit in this film very well. Since this type of film is not to be taken seriously, it's hard to actually pinpoint some of it's problems. There was some over the top silliness in the film (look at the board to see why) that made me shake my head a little. Kind of a 'what's the point of this'? Other than that, this film is perfect for people who don't take movies seriously, which is more than I can say for some people on this board complaining that this movie shouldn't be bad for bad sakes. What else would you expect from a movie called "Hobo with a Shotgun"? The filmmakers of this movie in my opinion have created their own genre, kind of like Metallica did with Thrash Metal (Thrashploitation, maybe?). Hopefully we can see a trend going on with this genre because with constant CGI and Hollywood formula, it's nice to see a movie that is really "different".

I thought the crew could have made this movie a bit better, but it's their first feature. I hope the filmmakers go on the comment section of this movie and read what they could do to improve their filmmaking, as they should progress their talents further. I have no clue how they are going to do the same without Rutger Hauer or the Grindhouse backing, but I am looking forward to seeing their next film.


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