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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 12 May 2011 (Netherlands)
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A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director:

Jason Eisener

Writer:

John Davies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Drew O'Hara ... Otis
Molly Dunsworth ... Abby
Jeremy Akerman ... Chief of Police
Andre Haines Andre Haines ... Large Man
Agnes M. Laan Agnes M. Laan ... Prostitute (as Agnes Laan)
Duane Patterson Duane Patterson ... Pimp
Brian Jamieson ... Santa
Tim Dunn Tim Dunn ... Store Clerk
Glen Matthews Glen Matthews ... Gang Leader
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Storyline

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. Written by Greg Guy

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Benamis su šautuvu See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,046, 8 May 2011

Gross USA:

$703,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$748,453
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene with the hobo disembarking from the train was shot on the last day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks To: For ungodly inspiration, Ronnie's Pizza See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Disco Inferno
Written by Ron Kersey (as Tyrone "Have Mercy' Kersey) and Leroy Green
Published by Mercy Kersey Music (BMI)
Courtesy of 'Countdown Media GMBH'
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Hobo with a Shotgun is a bloody good time at sundance
22 January 2011 | by ianfarkas9See all my reviews

He's a guardian angel walking the streets, a vicious protector of the weak and innocent. He is the hobo with a shotgun. He is Rutger Hauer. Hobo with a Shotgun is the story of... well, the title pretty much says it all. Bad guys led by a enjoyably psychotic gang lord named Drake dominate the unnamed city that is the setting of the movie. Drake and his two equally messed up offspring, Slick and Ivan, terrorize the people of this tortured city uncontested until the arrival of Hauer's Hobo, intent on using his saved nickels and dimes to buy a rusty old lawnmower that will surly start him on a honest, rewarding career. Sadly for Mr. Hobo, destiny has other plans, and our hero uses his mower money to purchase a old pump action shotgun with the intent of cleaning up the city. Along the way he is aided by a prostitute named Abby (a stunningly beautiful Molly Dunsworth) who has an affinity for destruction.

This films greatest strength is its oddball tone and freakishly beautiful bursts of violence that occur periodically through the movie. The chunks of the movie that involve crazy old Rutger Hauer blasting through waves of baddies in brutal fashion and the bizarre acts of violence perpetrated by the films antagonists are easily the highlights, and they never fail to delight with their brilliant, twisted gore effects. Director Jason Eisener is a master of cinematic displays of blood and guts, and god bless him for it because it takes the film to a whole other level. I would love to provide an example for your reading pleasure, but tragically spoiling any part of this movie is a crime to heinous to contemplate committing. Just know you will leave the theater feeling like a changed man after the brutal displays of carnage presented.

Unfortunately, the film is ultimately brought down by some poor scenes that stretched on for agonizing lengths. Many of these involve our homeless protagonist ranting senselessly to his lovely caretaker Abby, others involve the already hyperbolically inflated villains plotting the death of the Hobo. Perhaps what is most tragic is that Hauer, with the exception several brilliant lines in the films third act, never gets a chance to truly shine as the shotgun wielding hero, a huge disappointment considering the potential he possessed. Regardless of these flaws, the film is still an incredible experience based solely on the incredible displays of creative gore.


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