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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

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Delivering justice, one shell at a time...


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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, 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

David Brunt, who played the Hobo in the original Grindhouse (2007) trailer, appears as a shotgun-wielding dirty cop in the scene where the cops go out to hunt down the hobos. He screams, "We're all dirty cops!" He was offered the chance to reprise his role as the Hobo for the film but was hesitant about it, believing he would not be able to carry an entire movie on his own. Rutger Hauer was then cast when Brunt turned down the role. See more »

Goofs

The pimp and the pedophile Santa both drive the same car; a red Plymouth Valiant. 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

Spun-off from Grindhouse (2007) See more »

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Hunters
Performed by Power Glove (as Powerglove)
Produced by Jarome Harmsworth & Joel Harmsworth
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HOBO has Gun, will Travel....
8 April 2011 | by DjfunkmasterGSee all my reviews

There are all types of films I love, from Sergio Leone classics to the Lloyd Kaufmann Troma flicks of years past and present. Hell, as an indie filmmaker myself it is always nice to turn to indie genre cinema to see what the low budget guys are churning out because in the plethora of these films a few gems stick out from time to time... HOBO is one of those gems.

Hollywood as watered us down year after year with sequels, remakes, and just plain garbage, and the true visceral hardcore cinema us Generations X-er's grew up on has been long gone, unless you're a gen x-er who dabbles in independent filmmaking.

HOBO, the new feature film based upon the Canadian Faux Grindhouse trailer attached to the Canadian prints of Grindhouse is now making waves left and right around the world.

Rutger Hauer, in top form, is a homeless man who strolls on into to Hope Town, a crime ridden haven that would most likely be compared to Hell on Earth.

HOBO, goes completely over the top, and I mean completely over. It crosses plenty of boundaries that have made people stand-up and cheer, or jeer depending on your particular stance on the subject matter at hand.

Is HOBO a social commentary on today's world... Maybe. I didn't go into HOBO expecting some type of commentary, I went into it hoping for some entertainment and it delivered. Now I will say that HOBO might not been as good without RUTGER... the film does meander at times and some of the other performances, while cringe worthy, do help this cheesy exploitation flick, but it is RUTGER who really makes the film become remember-able.

The film does have some moments that most people would immediately criticize as shoddy filmmaking, but they in fact add to the indie nature of the film. A couple of times I did see some fundamental filmmaking rules broken, but my response to that is... who decided these rules are in fact "The Rules" I myself break a lot of the rules, 180, CU, MCU, establishing shots etc... why do I break'em... because I don't care, and neither should anyone else.

Genre film audiences I think will truly enjoy HOBO... however, the more mainstream crowd is going to immediately switch this off because of the violence/exploitative nature of the material... which is a shame because HOBO is probably one of the best VIGILANTE films ever made. I kid you not. For any person who has been fed up with the day to day life of crime and other issues in their world, HOBO helps you feel like you got the revenge you have so wanted but are unable to act upon because in reality... jail may not be your singular goal in life.

HOBO is definitely not for the faint of heart. So those with weak stomach's should seriously avoid this film... but it will be a sad loss because if you enjoy over the top action, you get your fill here frame after frame after frame.

So from one indie filmmaker to another... thumbs up cast & crew of HOBO. JOB WELL DONE

Gary Ugarek 8 stars out of 10.


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