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Hobo with a Shotgun -- In this gory, gleefully over-the-top revenge fantasy, a bum arrives in a city overrun with violence and takes the law into his own hands, laying waste to corrupt cops & crooks with his pump-action shotgun.
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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Delivering justice, one shell at a time...
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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
Tim Dunn ... Store Clerk
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Jason Eisener ... Victim (uncredited)
Michael Ray Fox ... Doctor (uncredited)
Shayna Fried ... (uncredited)
Larry Goldstein ... Mob Member (uncredited)
Colin David MacDonald ... Mob member (uncredited)
Eliese MacKinnon ... Arcade Punk (uncredited)
Cadence MacMichael ... Drake's Prostitute (uncredited)
Lauren Messervey ... Dancing Prostitute (uncredited)
Keith Daniel Morrison ... Bum Fighter (uncredited)
Gregory Richardson ... Angry Citizen (uncredited)
Sam Tarasco ... (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
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
Nadine Beed .... daily makeup assistant
Graham Chivers .... sculptor/mold maker
Mallory Glenn .... assistant hair stylist
Barbi Jollota .... key hair stylist
Zane Knisely .... key special makeup effects
Amanda O'Leary .... key makeup artist
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
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
Brent MacRae .... third 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: Mr. Siracusa
Tim Marczenko .... executive assistant: Mr. Fichman
Bianca Marini .... office production assistant
Austin Wong .... production counsel
David Brunt .... special thanks
Paul Gross .... special thanks
Robert Harmon .... special thanks
Harry Jay Knowles .... special thanks (as Harry Knowles)
Mark MacAulay .... special thanks
Josh MacDonald .... special thanks
Bruce McDonald .... special thanks

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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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The shotgun is a Remington 870.See more »
Miscellaneous: The manhole cover wrapped around the man's head is obviously fake and made out of rubber. It flexes a few times.See more »
[first lines]
Hobo:Spare some change?
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44 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Insanely Fun, Violent Ride From Start to Finish, 6 April 2011
Author: shaunallenmeyer from United States

Just by the title, I could always tell that Hobo with a Shotgun was going to be a fun bloody action movie, and I was completely right. Hobo is a tribute to the old exploitation movies of the 70's, based on a fake trailer from the Grindhouse double feature. Another film based on a fake trailer from that was last year's Machete. But Hobo is so much better. The movie is insanely graphic, so much that it begins to be a source of comedy. I can't see this film getting anything but NC-17 if it does get submitted for a rating.

The movie begins with a happy, overly bright view of the hobo getting off of a train and entering an unnamed city, looking for a new life. Immediately after, however, the city turns out to be full of crime and violence. The hobo soon buys a shotgun and goes out, cleaning the streets of drug dealers, pimps, and pedophile Santas. The major crime boss of the city doesn't like this, and fearing for his reputation, he wages war on the hobo and his "sidekick" Abby.

This was definitely one of the most fun movies I have ever seen. This film's ability to throw in a hilarious line in the middle of a heavily intense scene amazes me. There was not a single member of the cast who wasn't insanely good. Two of the best performances came from Gregory Smith and Nick Bateman as Slick and Ivan, the hilarious and scary sons of the major crime boss. But Rutger Hauer completely steals the show as the nameless hobo. If this film was more popular, I would say Hauer would be up for a Best Actor nomination. His lines are always either comedic or sad. Another thing I loved about this film was how in some moments of extreme violence, the camera will tend to linger on small, innocent things, making the violence very tragic. And the ending, it is amazing and you will never see it coming. One of the most powerful endings of a film I have seen in a while.

Hobo probably won't be playing at a theater near you unless you live in California or New York City, but it is currently available on iTunes for an exclusive rental. I strongly suggest renting it, it is worth the $10 you would spend.

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