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
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best exploitation flick and kicks-ass for a Canadian made film *spoilers*
saw the trailer for this and decided that i was going to get my hands on this film once it hit the home DVD market. soon enough it was released in a two-disc special edition complete with a set of hobo postcards. i didn't have high expectations for this film and was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed watching it. this film was shot on a budget of 3 million dollars and i loved what was produced and show on screen.
the only actor that i was remotely familiar with was that of rutger hauer of blade runner fame. i thought he suited the role very well of the nameless hobo who enforces his own version of street justice when he grows tired of the crime, lawlessness and rampant destruction of the town he is now a part of. his weather-beaten features tells a story of a life lived hard and ruined by a series of unfortunate events that led him to becoming a hobo.
the film is loaded with gory death scenes which includes but not limited to a decapitation, a foot being smashed with a sledgehammer and of all things someone getting their penis blown off with a shotgun. the effects were realistic enough to make me cringe, so kudos to the people responsible for the special effects.
i have seen a lot of exploitation flicks in my time most recently, machete and planet terror but this one was hands down the best. the title alone won me over. it kept me entertained from start to finish and that's all i was looking for. a film that didn't take itself too seriously, the actors were giving over the top performances and having fun with it and it had enough gore, violence and nudity to keep me glued to my chair.
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