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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:
Fanaticalaboutfilms Review: Hobo With A Shotgun See more (224 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)
Rob 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
Rob Cotterill .... second unit director (as Robert Cotterill)
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
Cody Hatt .... prop intern
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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Runtime:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was star Rutger Hauers' idea to cut holes in his hat and use it as a mask.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Where Slick is about to saw at Abby's neck, the blade on his saw is quite shiny and obviously real. In the next shot when he holds the blade to her neck, the blade is quite dull and flexes obviously, as it is made of rubber.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Hobo:Spare some change?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Love Can Hurt [CMI3082]See more »

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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Fanaticalaboutfilms Review: Hobo With A Shotgun, 28 April 2011
Author: James (iReviewFilms) from United Kingdom

So you may have a while to wait if your living in the UK for this one to hit your screens with it not due to be released until the middle of the summer but will it be worth the wait? The movie title kind of hints at what is in store if you go and watch this and in that regard it does not disappoint at all. Although you will have to wait a little bit before hobo and shotgun are united in a cacophony of blood and guts.

This movie is about a nameless hobo (Rutger Hauer) who rides the rail and arrives in a new town where the movies intentions are immediately made obvious. As he wanders the streets with robberies, prostitution, child abduction and hobo fighting occurring all around him, we are introduced to Drake (Brian Downey) the twister ruler of the town and his two sons, Slick (Gregory Smith) and Ivan (Nick Bateman). When father and sons decapitate their brother/uncle with a car, manhole cover and barbed wire rope we are left with the distinct impression that they rule the roost and are not to be messed with. After observing more obscenities Rutger comes to the aid of a prostitute in trouble, Abby (Molly Dunsworth) and they strike up an unlikely friendship as the movie progresses.

Now our hobo's dream is but a simple one, he is intent on starting a honest gardening business and gathers his pennies to buy an old lawnmower. However fate conspires against him and he ends up with a pump action shotgun instead and sets about ridding the streets of crime (definitely makes for a better story!) With one liners as classic as: Abby: "You can't solve all the world's problems with a shotgun!" Hobo: "It's all I know." it's not hard to see the standard that this movie has set for itself! It doesn't take itself seriously but then neither should you.

This movie is literally bubbling over with blood and gore left, right and centre and leaves little to the imagination. In fact I don't think it leaves anything to the imagination whatsoever. Jason Eisener, in his first proper movie as a director, knows how to make a bloody scene even more gory than you could imagine. At times the gore looks quite convincing and at others less so but it comes so thick and fast that you won't have time to worry yourself with small matters such as that.

If you don't have a strong stomach them I definitely recommend that you give this one a miss and that also goes for people who think that this movie won't involve children in the mayhem, because it does and on several occasions as well. I also liked the way in which the movie was done with old school technicolor style credits and titles making the movie feel it was made several decades ago rather than in 2011.

All in all this was what I was expecting but in some places it went further than I thought it would. If you are looking for a gore and guts fest with a couple of very cheesy one liners strewn about the place then this does it well and is for you. If your not then I'd give it a wide berth.

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