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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman, Rob Wells, Drew O'Hara, Jeremy Akerman
Director: Jason Eisener
Countries: Canada / USA
USA & UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: Not rated
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and gore
USA Release Date: 6 May 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 15 July 2011 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 1 August 2011
"Delivering justice one shell at a time."
It began as an award winning “fake” Grindhouse trailer that embodied the genre far more successfully than anything produced by Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof) and Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror) and became an internet sensation via YouTube. Now, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, director Jason Eisener’s affectionate and remarkably authentic tribute to the exploitation movies of the 1970s and 80s, is a full-on, no-holds-barred, kick-ass movie.
Starring Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER; SIN CITY; THE HITCHER) in the title role and inspired by exploitation classics such as STREET TRASH and THE EXTERMINATOR amongst others, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN goes even further than MACHETE and DRIVE ANGRY that likewise paid homage to the genre.
When an ageing Hobo (Hauer) jumps from a freight car in a new city hoping for a fresh start in life, he soon realizes he has well and truly reached the end of the line. He finds himself trapped in an urban hell, a lawless world overrun by murderers, rapists, paedophiles, petty crooks, prostitutes and corrupt cops. Amidst this anarchy and chaos, reigns the city’s crime boss, Drake (Brian Downey), and his two insanely sadistic sons, Slick (Gregory Smith) and Ivan (Nick Bateman).
All the Hobo wants is to be able to afford to buy a second-hand lawn mower from the local pawnshop and start his own small business in an effort to make the city a more beautiful place. When the Hobo has a run-in with Slick and Ivan while trying to rescue pretty hooker-in-distress Abby (Molly Dunsworth), he reassesses the situation that confronts him. Pushed beyond his limits, the Hobo realizes the only way to make a difference in this town is with that gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber…
An unmissable tour-de-force of gratuitous violence, gore and bloody mayhem.
2011 Sundance Film Festival
2011 SXSW Film Festival