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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
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Haavlipüssiga Hobo 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$703,002, 7 August 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The featured Hope Town Gazette articles have different titles and bylines, each naming a different production/crew member; however, each "article" has the same text content, originally written by Todd Brown of Twitch.com, who was one of the first to announce the upcoming film. That text begins with, "Yes, kids, I've been sitting on this for a while now, but with the director and star both talking about it publicly in recent days, I suppose the muzzle is off." 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

Spoofed in Under Construction: Pilot (2015) See more »

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Hunters
Performed by Power Glove (as Powerglove)
Produced by Jarome Harmsworth & Joel Harmsworth
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Insanely Fun, Violent Ride From Start to Finish
6 April 2011 | by shaunallenmeyerSee all my reviews

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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