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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 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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.76 : 1
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Did You Know?


Referenced in advertising and the film's title sequence as Quentin Tarantino's eighth film. This list includes: (1) Reservoir Dogs (1992), (2) Pulp Fiction (1994), (3) Jackie Brown (1997), (4) Kill Bill, (5) Death Proof (2007), (6) Inglourious Basterds (2009), (7) Django Unchained (2012), and (8) The Hateful Eight. However, this list features some caveats such as the exclusion of his early, incomplete film My Best Friend's Birthday (1987), and his segments guest-directing in Four Rooms (1995) and Sin City (2005). Kill Bill is also considered to be only one film in this context, as it was intended to be so during production, and Death Proof (2007), while a part of Grindhouse (2007), stands on its own as a feature. See more »


When Joe Gage offers Six-Horse Judy some peppermint sticks, he does so with his outstretched right hand. In the reverse angle the candy is in his outstretched left hand. See more »


[first lines]
Major Marquis Warren: [looks up coolly as a stagecoach pulled by horses approaches] Got room for one more?
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Crazy Credits

The roadshow version of the film opens with a faux-vintage Weinstein Company logo, in flat white-on-blue with a very 70s font along with a "Cinerama" logo. The first few credits appear in the same font as the logo's before switching to Tarantino's usual Friz Quadrata. The standard release opens with only the normal Weinstein Company logo before going directly into the sweeping Panavision shots. See more »


Composed and Performed by Ennio Morricone
(from the motion picture "The Thing (1982)")
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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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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