In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.


Quentin Tarantino
491 ( 86)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Major Marquis Warren
Kurt Russell ... John Ruth
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Daisy Domergue
Walton Goggins ... Sheriff Chris Mannix
Demián Bichir ... Bob (as Demian Bichir)
Tim Roth ... Oswaldo Mobray
Michael Madsen ... Joe Gage
Bruce Dern ... General Sandy Smithers
James Parks ... O.B.
Dana Gourrier ... Minnie Mink
Zoë Bell ... Six-Horse Judy
Lee Horsley ... Ed
Gene Jones ... Sweet Dave
Keith Jefferson ... Charly
Craig Stark ... Chester Charles Smithers


Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... Written by Jordan Crighton

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No one to trust. Everyone to hate. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, a scene of violent sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Despite being their sixth collaboration as actor and director, this was the first time Samuel L. Jackson received top billing in a film directed by Quentin Tarantino. See more »


Judy says Auckland is New Zealand's biggest city. Auckland became New Zealand's largest city in the 1900s, when it surpassed Dunedin. See more »


[first lines]
Major Marquis Warren: [looks up coolly as a stagecoach pulled by horses approaches] Got room for one more?
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Crazy Credits

The credit includes "Checkpoint Charlie," the person whose job is to prevent anyone from entering the set with a cellphone. See more »

Alternate Versions

From the week of December 25th to 31st 2015, the film was shown exclusively in a 'Roadshow' version at 100 locations across North America (about half of them were 70mm film projection, the other half digital). This version played without previews and ran 187 minutes, including a 4-minute Overture and a 12-minute Intermission. The 'Multiplex' version (digital only) runs 167 minutes, and was shown from January 1, 2016 onwards. In addition to not having the Overture and Intermission, it removes approximately six minutes of footage that Quentin Tarantino felt played better in the 70mm format. See more »


There Won't Be Many Coming Home
Written by Roy Orbison, Bill Dees (as William Dees)
Performed by Roy Orbison
(from "The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)")
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Turner Entertainment Co.
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Quinton Tarantino's Most Underrated Film
24 August 2020 | by noahmedSee all my reviews

I never saw this film back when it was released in 2015. But, I did manage to buy a copy of Blu-Ray. Now, when I first saw it, I thought this movie was flawless/perfect. I now know that no movie despite what anyone may say, is perfect. But I am firm believer that this is in fact Quinton Tarantino's most underrated and under-appreciated film. Everyone I've talked to, says the Hateful Eight isn't Tarantino's most re-watchable film. I disagree. With a phenomenal cast that really gets into their characters. Each one stands out and not one is forgetful. Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are the stars of this film and it shows. Their performances (in my opinion) were Oscar worthy. Don't even get me started on the story. This is basically a Who-Done-It play turned into a film. The complexity of this story should make the audience feel confused and turn their heads going, "what the hell is happening?". But it does the exact opposite. Everything flows perfectly. The pacing of this film, while it is almost 3 hours, it doesn't feel like it. The cinematography is great. The score brings tension and makes the audience uneasy. But I think my favorite thing of this film, is the scenery. Having these 8 characters who all hate each other, trapped by a blizzard. Really builds up the tension of the catastrophe that is coming. The only thing that is working against this film is the lengthy setup shots at the beginning of the movie. The first five minutes of the film is plagued by it and those tend to drag on. Beyond that, everything about this film is great.

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Release Date:

30 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The H8ful Eight See more »


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,610,676, 27 December 2015

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Technical Specs


| (roadshow) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | DTS 70 mm (70 mm print)| Dolby (Dolby Surround 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.76 : 1
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