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The Hateful Eight (2015)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Major Marquis Warren
... John Ruth
... Daisy Domergue
... Sheriff Chris Mannix
... Bob (as Demian Bichir)
... Oswaldo Mobray
... Joe Gage
... General Sandy Smithers
... O.B.
... Minnie Mink
... Six-Horse Judy
Lee Horsley ... Ed
... Sweet Dave
... Charly
... Chester Charles Smithers
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Storyline

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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The bounty hunter. The Hangman. The Confederate. The Sheriff. The Mexican. The little man. The cow puncher. The prisoner. See more »


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

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Release Date:

30 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The H8ful Eight  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,610,676, 27 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,117,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,760,117
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(general release) | (roadshow)

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2.76 : 1
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The Weinstein Company spent eight to ten million dollars to find, procure, rebuild, and install 70mm analogue film projectors, and to train the 200 projectionists needed to operate them in the 96 U.S. theaters (80,000 dollars plus, per location) that showed the roadshow version of this film. See more »

Goofs

When Daisy Domergue plays the guitar, she sings "Jim Jones at Botany Bay," an Australian folk song. Although this was first published in 1907, some experts believe that some versions of it were circulated orally as early as the 1830s. See more »

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[first lines]
Major Marquis Warren: [looks up coolly as a stagecoach pulled by horses approaches] Got room for one more?
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The credit includes "Checkpoint Charlie," the person whose job is to prevent anyone from entering the set with a cellphone. See more »

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References The Rebel: Fair Game (1960) See more »

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Jim Jones At Botany Bay
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Performed by Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Django II - A play for those who'd love to kill
27 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Another Tarantino movie about a bunch of depraved killers, another three-hour bore-fest by the master of unabashed hate. The plot of TH8 is simple, but told very heavy-handedly, with lots of chitchat & filler scenes; several times, for example, we have to watch people meticulously nailing a door shut, because the lock is broken. This slapstick idea goes surprisingly well with the rest of the movie. Four fifths of TH8 take place in a single big room that looks like a theater stage. Before the violence starts the air of a popular theater play from olden times is not far away. For the TV edition Tarantino should consider to add boo, hiss, laugh, cheer & sob tracks to really give it an authentic "Calico Playhouse"-feeling and to spice it up with some severely missed emotions.

TH8 is again about bounty hunters, that creepy American institution. The first one, John Ruth, is called "Hangman". He doesn't hang his caught "Wanted Dead or Alive"-guys himself, he just takes them back to town, where an official hangman will do this job. In the Tarantino-universe this is considered to be an irrational, stupid behavior. The desperate captive will try to flee; some companions might try to free him. Why go through all this trouble, if he could just kill them? The debauched answer is: He really loves to see people hang. That's his kink. TH8 tells the story of his journey to get his captive, Daisy D., to a place where she will perform her "last dance".

The second bounty hunter, Marquis Warren, is quite obviously an old version of Tarantino's Django. His motivation is rabid racial hatred. He uses every excuse to kill white guys. He is the only character in this movie that is sufficiently described by the adjective "hateful". Why don't the white guys consider his permanent bragging about killing whites as a threat to their own lives? They are very modern that way.

While the stage decoration looks genuine, the dialogs are all too frequently anachronistic, very obviously written by a social justice couch potato. They are soaked with features of an obnoxious zeitgeist: historical revisionism, hypocritical race obsession, ignorance of the human nature.

The worst element of TH8 is the violence. Never before has Tarantino celebrated it with such blazing sadism. In the age of exploding zombie heads this might sound silly or like a special accomplishment, but the violence in TH8 is really sickening and repulsive. Its most sordid manifestation is during TH8's only sex scene, featuring a woman and two men, who revel in their vicarious Estragon-&-Vladimir-moment. To what depths of depravation Tarantino's groupies will follow their master?

As for the title: Is "Eight" Tarantino's nickname? Or did he ponder: "The hateful ate my last offerings; they will swallow even more of that stuff." The answer is revealed at the very beginning of TH8: this is Tarantino's 8th film. How much more hate does the world need?


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