Hobo with a Shotgun
Hobo with A Shotgun
Directed by Jason Eisener
Produced by Rob Cotterill
Niv Fichman
Paul Gross
Written by John Davies
Edited by Jason Eisener
Music by Alexander Rosborough
Starring Rutger Hauer
Molly Dunsworth
Gregory Smith
Nick Bateman
Jeremy Akerman
Robb Wells
Distributed by Alliance Films

Magnet Releasing

Release date January 21, 2011 (Sundance)
March 25, 2011 (Canada)
Delivering justice one shell at a time.
— film's tagline

Hobo with a Shotgun s a 2011 Canadian exploitation action film directed by Jason Eisener and written by John Davies, starring Rutger Hauer. It is based on the winning trailer of the same name from Robert Rodriguez's South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest. This was the first fake trailer for the Grindhouse double feature.

Plot Summary

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.


  • Rutger Hauer as Hobo
  • Gregory Smith as Slick
  • Molly Dunsworth as Abby
  • Brian Downey as The Drake
  • Robb Wells as Logan
  • Nick Bateman as Ivan/Rip
  • Peter Simas as Grinder
  • Jeremy Akerman as Chief of Police
  • Glen Matthews as Gang Leader
  • Drew O'Hara as Otis
  • David Brunt as "Dirty Cop"


  • While shot on a Red Epic camera, the film was digitally post-processed in order to make it look like it was shot on color reversal stock cross-processed in negative chemicals, which results in highly saturated, shifted colors.


  • When the Hobo is at the apartment getting beaten up, he gets stomped on the back with skate blades this cuts his clothes and back up. The following scenes he is wearing the same clothes but the shirt is no longer cut nor are there any injuries to his back.


Planet Terror
Grindhouse Planet Terror - Death Proof
Fake Trailers Machete - Hobo with a Shotgun - Werewolf Women Of The S.S. - Don't - Thanksgiving
Main Characters Cherry Darling - El Wray - Dr. Dakota Block - Dr. William Block - Abby - Crazy Babysitter Twins - Lt. Muldoon - J.T. Hague - Sheriff Hague - Tammy Visan - Joe - Earl McGraw - Skip - Tony Block - Rusty
Locations The Bone Shack - Skip's Go-Go-Go Club - Hospital - Military Base - Police Station - Block Family Home - McGraw Home - Tulum
Music Planet Terror (soundtrack)
Galleries Planet Terror Gallery - Fan Art - Posters
Items Red Apple cigarettes - Great White Bites - "My Friends" - All Or Nothing Box - To Do List - DC2
Terms/Concepts Grindhouse - Amputation - Dismemberment - Useless Talents - Wray's Wreckage - Sickos - Movie References - Women in Cages
Vehicles AM General HMMWV - AM General M-939 - Blata - Cadillac DeVille Convertible - Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado - Chevrolet Bel Air - Chevrolet C/K-Series - Chevrolet Impala - Custom Made Dominator - Ford Crown Victoria - International Harvester R-Series - Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine - Mercedes-Benz SEL - Toyota Celica - Volvo 240
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