6.1/10
37,394
230 user 269 critic

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 12 May 2011 (Netherlands)
Trailer
1:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director:

Writer:

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Treevenge (2008)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan
Machete (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro
Turbo Kid (2015)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside
Super I (2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler
The Hitcher (1986)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Planet Terror (2007)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin
Rubber (2010)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.

Director: Quentin Dupieux
Stars: Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Wings Hauser
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
Stars: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist
Short | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun (changed to a 12-gauge for the actual movie) who becomes a vigilante.

Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: David Brunt, Michael Jackson, Glen Matthews
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Jason Eisener, Zach Tovey
Stars: Jermaine Arsenault, Greg Baller, Rob Bell
Want to Believe (Video 2014)
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Rich Aucoin, Lacie Nickerson, Sam Haynes
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 2011 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Koldus puskával  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$703,002 (USA) (5 August 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Professional wrestler Jake 'The Snake' Roberts was the first person considered for the role of Drake. See more »

Goofs

When the bad guys approach the school bus, the rear exit door window clearly has no "PORTE DE SECOURS" sign on it (which is French for Emergency Exit). But just a moment later when the kids inside try to escape the burning bus, one of the kids can be seen at the rear exit door, where now can plainly be seen the inscription "PORTE DE SECOURS" on the window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hobo: Spare some change?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Special Thanks To: For ungodly inspiration, Ronnie's Pizza See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Liebesthema / Überfall Auf Die Kutsche
Composed by Michael Holm
Publishing and all rights by Autobahn Musik GmbH
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
best exploitation flick and kicks-ass for a Canadian made film *spoilers*
9 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other movies with violence against children? tenebroussuspire
RANK: Planet Terror, Death Proof, Machete, Hobo with a Shotgun cinefilikos
Like the movie or not ; best line ever? ramosmarks-1
One thing ruined it for me Reephaman
Brian Downey as Stanley Tweedle (Lexx) aka The Drake imdb-3918
What is the name of the owner of the 'Pawn till Dawn' pawn shop? drazuw2-1
Discuss Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?