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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:
The BEST grindhouse film. PERIOD. See more (222 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Slick and Ivan drive a Bricklin, a Canadian made car from the mid-70s.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:
Featured in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Run With UsSee more »

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134 out of 197 people found the following review useful.
The BEST grindhouse film. PERIOD., 1 April 2011
Author: MovieProductions from United States

***1/2 out of (****)

Eisener's exploitative 80's grindhouse throwback, "Hobo with a Shotgun", showcasing its brutality shamelessly, is easily the best grindhouse film to ever grace the silver screen. "Grindhouse", "Machete", and "Drive Angry 3D" are all strong staples to the beloved subgenre, but "Hobo" is where its at. It's bigger, louder, and prouder. In all honesty, this is one of the goriest films I've seen in a while, and it takes a lot for me to say that because even the goriest Saw film doesn't fulfill my bloody craving. The best part about "Hobo" is not only doesn't it play it safe, but there's so much meaning, and depth underneath it, and is executed so strongly that the message never becomes lost or preachy.

"Hobo" revolves around well... a hobo. An anonymous one at that who witnesses the catastrophes of the city, and decides to fight back.

First of all, the plot is just ingenious. A hobo who's tired of getting picked on and besmirched by the townspeople decides to take a stand. Not only is it a badass story, but can't we all relate to the plot? Haven't we all been pushed around too long, and just wanted to do something. To be something truly special. Also, while the deaths are pretty sick, there's more meat on these bones. The film relies on what a film should rely on. Its characters. The relationship between Abby and the hobo is a strong one. I actually cared about these two. What does it say if a film of the title "Hobo with a Shotgun" has more character development than 95% of the garbage being released today?

To put the icing on the cake, the production values are sweet. This film has a superb nostalgic look, and it's one of the most colorful and vibrant movies projected on screen. But why are we here? For the deaths! And boy, do they not disappoint. Eating glass, decapitating heads, and shots to the head are not even the goriest segments. Actually, they're the tamest. Not only that but almost every five minutes there's blood. Whether a dead body in a shot, random blood, or a kill occurring. This is just a huge blood bath. And a great one at that.

Also, what I loved about this movie is the lack of gratuitous nudity. I hate how almost every grindhouse flick has to have the need to throw in random boobs or sex in the film. I know it's part of the titillation, but it's rather absurd, and feels out of context. "Hobo" had one scene exposing those jugs, and it actually fit the mood because of its humor. However, it was just THAT scene and wasn't littered throughout the movie.

Ignore those reviewers saying they were "disappointed" because it wasn't "what they were expecting". If you're expecting a good time, dammit, you're going to get one. Two strong leads, heaps and heaps of blood, a slick story, and some solid production values. You're going to tell me that doesn't even get you excited in the slightest? "Hobo with a shotgun" might just be the best movie I'll see this year. The others have just not delivered on what they promised. How sad is it to see a movie with this title can actually be the best movie of the year, when probably half of the Oscar choices will be pretentious dribble. Don't even think about seeing this film. Just do it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

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