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

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Director:
Writer:
John Davies (written by)
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Release Date:
12 May 2011 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Delivering justice, one shell at a time...
Plot:
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
HOBO has Gun, will Travel.... See more (223 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rutger Hauer ... Hobo

Pasha Ebrahimi ... Bumfight Filmmaker

Robb Wells ... Logan (as Rob Wells)

Brian Downey ... Drake

Gregory Smith ... Slick

Nick Bateman ... Ivan / Rip
Drew O'Hara ... Otis

Molly Dunsworth ... Abby

Jeremy Akerman ... Chief of Police
André Haines ... Large Man (as Andre Haines)
Agnes M. Laan ... Prostitute (as Agnes Laan)
Duane Patterson ... Pimp

Brian Jamieson ... Santa

Glen Matthews ... Gang Leader
Zach Tovey ... Gang Member #2 (as Zack Tovey)
Alexander Rosborough ... Gang Member #3 (as Zander Rosborough)

George Stroumboulopoulos ... TV Host
Mark A. Owen ... Coke Lord (as Mark Owen)
David Brunt ... Dirty Cop
Scott Vrooman ... Rookie Cop
Juanita Peters ... Doctor #1
Peter Simas ... Grinder
John Awoods ... Doctor with Gun
Scott Owen ... Civilian
Cadence MacMichael ... Drake's Prostitute
Lauren Messervey ... Dancing Prostitute
Sam Tarasco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shayna Fried
Eliese MacKinnon ... Arcade Punk
Keith Daniel Morrison ... Bum Fighter (as Keith Morrison)

Rhys Bevan-John ... Thug #1 (uncredited)
Maddi Clarke ... Mob member 2 (uncredited)
Robert Cotterill ... (uncredited)

Jason Eisener ... Victim (uncredited)
Michael Ray Fox ... Doctor (uncredited)
Larry Goldstein ... Mob Member (uncredited)
Colin David MacDonald ... Mob member (uncredited)
Gregory Richardson ... Angry Citizen (uncredited)
Carolyn Thomas ... Western Pigtailed Sharpshooter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Eisener 
 
Writing credits
John Davies (written by)

Produced by
Chris Bell .... associate producer
Rob Cotterill .... producer
Niv Fichman .... producer
Paul Gross .... producer
Kevin Krikst .... associate producer
Victor Loewy .... executive producer
Andrea Raffaghello .... line producer
Frank Siracusa .... producer
Mark Slone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Adam Burke 
Darius Holbert 
Russ Howard III 
 
Cinematography by
Karim Hussain 
 
Film Editing by
Jason Eisener 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Sheila Lane 
 
Production Design by
Ewen Dickson 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Dunsworth 
 
Makeup Department
Graham Chivers .... sculptor/mold maker
Mallory Glenn .... assistant hair stylist
Barbi Jollota .... key hair stylist
Zane Knisely .... key special makeup effects
Amanda O'Leary .... makeup department head
Lindsay Thorne .... makeup special effects artist
Henry Townsend .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Jones .... prosthetic body parts (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Close .... second assistant director
Robert Cotterill .... second unit director
Preston Hudson .... third assistant director
Megan Malet-Veale .... trainee assistant director
Catherine Maltais .... set production assistant
Jason Shipley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gary Allen Ferguson .... property master
Sean Grady .... Character Conceptual Design
Nat Jones .... illustrator
Matt Likely .... assistant art director
Mark MacAulay .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amati .... assistant re-recording mixer
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Adam Burke .... boom operator
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Krystin Hunter .... assistant sound editor
Aram Kouyoumdjian .... boom operator
Adam Labadie .... audio coordinator
Graham Rogers .... assistant re-recording mixer
Alexander Rosborough .... production sound mixer (as Zander Rosborough)
David Rose .... sound effects editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Warchol .... co-sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Haydn Masuda .... digital compositor
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Beth Amiro .... stunt double
John Awoods .... stunt actor
John Awoods .... stunt rigger
Rene Bishop .... stunt double
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt rigger
Brian MacWilliam .... stunt double
Arnold Rafuse .... stunt performer
Alexander Rosborough .... stunts (as Zander Rosborough)
Peter Simas .... stunt performer
E. Nova Zatzman .... stunts (as Elana Zatzman)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Begin .... first assistant camera
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator
Matt Eakin .... electrician
Darcy Fraser .... second assistant camera
Gerald Gillis .... electrician
Pat Holland .... daily electric
Pat Holland .... daily grip
Karim Hussain .... camera operator
Mark Kenny .... daily electrician
Matt Lynds .... daily grip
Jordan Schella .... gaffer
Will Semple .... grip
Alan Sweet .... best boy electric
Jeffrey Wheaton .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Christopher Richards .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bethana Briffett .... costume supervisor
Diana Redmond .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Darcy Arthurs .... digital intermediate producer
Frank Biasi .... digital intermediate editor
Jim Fleming .... digital intermediate colorist
Caley MacLennan .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Oren Hadar .... scoring mixer
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Brian Douglas Sears .... driver
 
Other crew
Fraser Ash .... production assistant: Rhombus Media
Jeff Bowes .... assistant to producers
Joe Caporale .... production assistant
Jesse Fawthrop .... asst. production coordinator
Sean Grady .... storyboard artists
Phil Hatcher .... location manager
Shauna Hatt .... production coordinator
Jessica Jennings .... assistant to producer
Tim Marczenko .... executive assistant to Niv Fichman
Bianca Marini .... office production assistant
Austin Wong .... production counsel
 
Thanks
Mark MacAulay .... special thanks
Josh MacDonald .... special thanks
 

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86 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:(Banned) (2014) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (2012) | Japan:R18+ | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Singapore:R21 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
The featured Hope Town Gazette articles have different titles and bylines, each naming a different production/crew member; however, each "article" has the same text content, originally written by Todd Brown of Twitch.com, who was one of the first to announce the upcoming film. That text begins with, "Yes, kids, I've been sitting on this for a while now, but with the director and star both talking about it publicly in recent days, I suppose the muzzle is off."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Logan is stuck in the sewer, the manhole cover prop can be seen moving as it is made of rubber.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Hobo:Spare some change?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Naked & The DeadSee more »

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33 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
HOBO has Gun, will Travel...., 8 April 2011
Author: DjfunkmasterG from United States

There are all types of films I love, from Sergio Leone classics to the Lloyd Kaufmann Troma flicks of years past and present. Hell, as an indie filmmaker myself it is always nice to turn to indie genre cinema to see what the low budget guys are churning out because in the plethora of these films a few gems stick out from time to time... HOBO is one of those gems.

Hollywood as watered us down year after year with sequels, remakes, and just plain garbage, and the true visceral hardcore cinema us Generations X-er's grew up on has been long gone, unless you're a gen x-er who dabbles in independent filmmaking.

HOBO, the new feature film based upon the Canadian Faux Grindhouse trailer attached to the Canadian prints of Grindhouse is now making waves left and right around the world.

Rutger Hauer, in top form, is a homeless man who strolls on into to Hope Town, a crime ridden haven that would most likely be compared to Hell on Earth.

HOBO, goes completely over the top, and I mean completely over. It crosses plenty of boundaries that have made people stand-up and cheer, or jeer depending on your particular stance on the subject matter at hand.

Is HOBO a social commentary on today's world... Maybe. I didn't go into HOBO expecting some type of commentary, I went into it hoping for some entertainment and it delivered. Now I will say that HOBO might not been as good without RUTGER... the film does meander at times and some of the other performances, while cringe worthy, do help this cheesy exploitation flick, but it is RUTGER who really makes the film become remember-able.

The film does have some moments that most people would immediately criticize as shoddy filmmaking, but they in fact add to the indie nature of the film. A couple of times I did see some fundamental filmmaking rules broken, but my response to that is... who decided these rules are in fact "The Rules" I myself break a lot of the rules, 180, CU, MCU, establishing shots etc... why do I break'em... because I don't care, and neither should anyone else.

Genre film audiences I think will truly enjoy HOBO... however, the more mainstream crowd is going to immediately switch this off because of the violence/exploitative nature of the material... which is a shame because HOBO is probably one of the best VIGILANTE films ever made. I kid you not. For any person who has been fed up with the day to day life of crime and other issues in their world, HOBO helps you feel like you got the revenge you have so wanted but are unable to act upon because in reality... jail may not be your singular goal in life.

HOBO is definitely not for the faint of heart. So those with weak stomach's should seriously avoid this film... but it will be a sad loss because if you enjoy over the top action, you get your fill here frame after frame after frame.

So from one indie filmmaker to another... thumbs up cast & crew of HOBO. JOB WELL DONE

Gary Ugarek 8 stars out of 10.

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