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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.

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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

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Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


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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

Based on a fake trailer made for Grindhouse (2007). See more »

Goofs

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


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Liebesthema / Vanessa Verliebt Sich
Composed by Michael Holm
Publishing and all rights by Autobahn Musik GmbH
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Messy, unsuccessful Grindhouse entry
16 August 2011 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Rutger Hauer plays a homeless man (let's be politically correct about it!) who wonders into a cartoonishly lawless town which a local villain called Drake (Brian Downey) has in his grip, tying sewer lids around the necks of those who cross him and knocking them into the ground so their heads can be ripped off! The homeless man decides to take a stand and takes to wiping all the filth off the streets with a shotgun, while trying to help a sympathetic hooker named Abby (Molly Dunsworth) get off the game.

Always such pleasant affairs these Grindhouse entries, Jason Eisener's film revels in trash, exploitation and blood splattered violence like no other. Somehow, though, it doesn't manage to come off as any fun at all. It's all just such a hard, full on assault on the senses that it has no effect at all, one of the worst of the 'Grindhouse' entries. Though his career descended into DTV hell after The Hitcher, Hauer has always had a decent charm and presence in these kinds of movies, and it's nice to see him return in quite a 'big' film, but there isn't the material here to raise him to the heights he could go, and maybe he knows it. Although it does seem as if the role's been catered to him a bit, as it feels, especially towards the end, to be in the style of an 80s film, which were his forte, but it's no less of an unrewarding experience.

It will probably get an appreciation among the hardcore of those who love this sort of thing, but I found this hobo with a shotgun to misfire quite badly. *


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