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"I used to be like you, a long time ago. All brand new and perfect; no mistakes, no regrets. People look at you and think of how wonderful your future will be. They want you to be something special, like a doctor or a lawyer. I hate to tell you this, but if you grow up here, you're more likely to wind up selling your bodies on the streets or shooting dope from dirty needles in a bus stop. And if you're successful, you'll make money selling junk to crackheads, and won't think twice about killing someone's wife, because you won't even know it's wrong in the first place. Maybe… you'll end up like me. A hobo with a shotgun. I hope you can do better. You are the future."
The Hobo, to a group of newborn babies

The 2011 film Hobo With A Shotgun started out as a fake movie trailer in Grindhouse, but thanks to independent filmmakers from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, it became the second Grindhouse trailer (after Machete) to get converted into a feature-length film.

An elderly, nameless hobo (Rutger Hauer) arrives in the city of Hope Town, a run-down dystopian sprawl. The Hobo only wants to eke out a humble life in the city, but thanks to The Drake (the depraved crime boss who controls the city), urban decay runs rampant and violence has become a way of life. Tension builds as The Hobo tries to co-exist with the city-wide corruption, but when circumstances push him over the edge, he picks up a twelve-gauge and delivers bloody justice to the city's criminals.

The film's is a broad and grotesque pastiche of the Vigilante Justice sub-genre of exploitation cinema (represented by films such as Death Wish), with some surprisingly subtle flourishes mixed into the outlandish mayhem.

Hobo with a Shotgun enacts his justice on the following tropes:

  • Abnormal Ammo: One of the members of the Plague, Grinder, carries a spear gun that fires a short spear up into the ceiling, pulling along a short rope tied around any of their unfortunate victims' necks that quickly strangles them to death, essentially being a "gallows gun".
  • Abusive Parents: Drake to Ivan.
  • Aerith and Bob: Drake's sons, Ivan and Slick.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of exploitation films, especially those focusing on revenge stories.
  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Slick, who gleefully maims a kid who owes him money, but then shoves the poor kid's face into a pile of cocaine. That Slick would casually wander around with such a big pile of cocaine is, of course, yet another of the over-the-top touches that make this film what it is.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Slick tries to placate the Hobo when he's got his shotgun pointing at his crotch. Doesn't work.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Slick gets a surprisingly emotional send-off when he calls his father begging for help, and they end up comforting each other before he dies. However, this is a downplayed example, considering that we just saw him torch a whole bus full of children.
  • Ambiguously Human: Just what are Rip and Grinder exactly? Humans? Demons? Humans who somehow became demons? We never get an answer.
  • Anti-Hero: The hobo is an Unscrupulous Hero, of the Pay Evil unto Evil variety.
  • Artistic License – Gun Safety: What kind of a pawn shop keeps a loaded shotgun where anyone can grab it? invokedThen again, considering the type of movie this is.
  • Asshole Victim: The bum fight guy, the pimp, the pedophile Santa, the Dirty Cop, Slick, Ivan and Drake.
  • Badass Biker: The Plague both drive motorcycles.
  • Badass Boast: The hobo is a fountain of these.
    • "Put the knife away, kid, or I'll use it to cut welfare checks from your rotten skin."
    • "I'm gonna sleep in your bloody carcasses ... tonight!"
  • Badass Bystander: Subverted by a random doctor, who flips out and opens fire on the Plague when they first burst into his hospital. He gets gutted for his troubles, but at least he had the balls to attack The Dreaded head-on.
  • Bad Santa: The pedophile in the Santa suit, who the hobo kills early on.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Abby gets a nasty neck wound after she's almost decapitated, and later she loses a hand. Her face doesn't suffer one bit.
  • Been There, Shaped History: The Plague have apparently been behind multiple historic deaths dating all the way back to Jesus Christ.
  • Berserk Button: The hobo doesn't like people calling Abby a prostitute, having deluded himself into believing,"SHE'S A TEACHER!"
  • Big Bad: Drake.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Hobo gives his life to kill Drake and ensure that the citizens who have come to his aid fire the first shots on the corrupt police force. Abby is alive but has lost a hand and spends the end of the film hysterically screaming, and the remaining Plague member claims she'll become a member of them soon [and in the alternate ending included on the Blu-Ray, she does]. The town may live or die in the ensuing violence, but either way the tyranny of Drake's crime family has ended.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Drake claims to know more about suffering than God, because when God's son died, He came back after a few days. The Hobo's response:
    You're a shitty father.
  • Blood Bath: One of Drake's groupies showers in the spray of blood from a decapitated neck, while writhing ecstatically.
  • Blown Across the Room: Happens often whenever the Hobo blasts someone with his shotgun.
  • Bodybag Trick: When the Hobo kills the Dirty Cop who is attempting to rape Abby, his shots draw the attention of the mob who are hunting the homeless. Abby runs past them, looking convincingly panicked, with the cop's body in a shopping trolley. She yells to the mob that He Went That Way and they head off in pursuit. After they have gone, the Hobo emerges from the shopping trolley where he has been hidden under (and partially inside) the cop's corpse.
  • Book Ends: One of the very first things we hear in the film is a train whistle. It’s also the very last thing we hear right before the end credits start.
  • Bottomless Magazines: We never see the Hobo buy any shells, yet he never seems to run out. We do see him reload... once.
  • Brutish Character, Brutish Weapon: Rip, one of the armored quasi-immortal thugs called the Plague, wields a brutal-looking machete with a flat tip, making it look more like an oversized meat cleaver.
  • Building Is Welding: Abby breaks into the pawn shop and constructs a bunch of weaponry from the pawn shop inventory to rescue the Hobo. She is shown using both an arc welder and an oxyacetylene torch while doing this.
  • Bus Full of Innocents: Slick torches a bus full of elementary school children with a flame thrower as a way of declaring war on the Hobo. Then brings the charred skeleton of one of them onto the evening news to make the declaration directly.
  • Bulletproof Vest: Rip and Grinder's homemade armor apparently made them immune to point-blank pistol fire.
  • Camera Abuse: There's a huge blood splatter left on the lens for a few seconds after Logan gets his head torn off in the opening scene.
  • Canada Does Not Exist/Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The film is Canadian and shot in Canada. However, we never learn where Hope Town is, the currency is nondescript, the police symbols aren't quite clear, and so forth.
  • Cane Fu: The Hobo does quite well with his walking stick before buying his shotgun.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: With the exception of Drake, almost all the major antagonists are this. Rip and Grinder's collective name, the Plague, speaks for itself. Also see Dirty Cop below.
    Slick: "But I love murder."
  • Children Are Innocent: When Slick asks the school bus full of children if they like things like school and hobos, the kids cheer enthusiastically.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Everyone swears to the point of absurdity. Even emergency room nurses are screaming, "Live, you fucking whore!"
  • Color-Coded Characters: Drake and his sons wear only black and white.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As a person who is forced to make do with whatever he can find every day, Hobo has a talent for this. He wields his own walking stick as an effective bludgeon, weaponizes his savings in a sock and incapacitates Ivan by electrocuting him with a toaster.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Ivan seems to be really insistent on getting the hobo to put up a good fight with him. And once he electrocutes him with a toaster?
    Ivan: HE MADE ME CUM!
  • Cool Car: Drake's sons drive around in a Bricklin SV-1. Bonus points for managing to apply this trope to a vehicle that was the exact opposite in real life.
  • Cool Old Guy: The hobo. Rutger Hauer was 67 years old when he took up the role.
  • Crapsack World: Hope Town is a crime-ridden hellhole where literally every cop but one is dirty, the most sadistic mob boss is the one on top, all the non-criminals are junkies and prostitutes and the only chance of real success is getting into crime.
  • Crazy Homeless People: Oddly enough, subverted. The Hobo is a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander and not very well-spoken, but he doesn't seem to be outright mentally ill so much as just odd, and not only is he portrayed more positively than nearly anyone else in the movie, he's The Hero.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon:
    Ivan: That's funny, because I promised myself. I'm gonna bash your fucking teeth in and make a chainsaw out of them.
  • Dead Line News: Drake and his sons invade a news broadcast, murder the newscaster, and wave a charred corpse at the camera before demanding that all the town's homeless be killed.
  • Dirty Cop: There is exactly one non-corrupt cop in the movie (played by Scott Vrooman of Picnic Face fame). Lampshaded in lines that made it in from the fake trailer:
    Rookie Cop: At least he's only killing the dirty cops.
    Dirty Cop: We're all dirty cops!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The hobo blasts a guy for stealing newspapers.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Judging from the Dragged Off to Hell trope above, this is what happens to Slick when he dies, as he’s dragged to his damnation by the bus load of kids he murdered.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Slick, in the school bus he set on fire.
  • The Dragon: Though at first they seem like Co-Dragons, Slick quickly proves more pivotal to the plot, wanting to become a Dragon Ascendant.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Rip is still alive when Drake gets his come-uppance. In fact, he's never seen again after walking off during the climax.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: The Hobo steadfastly refuses to get involved in any of the crime that is going on on the streets of the Wretched Hive of Scum Town, until he sees Slick attempting to abduct Abby, when he steps up and makes a stand.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Drake to Slick. Not so much for Ivan, though.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The eponymous hobo is never named; He even shows up in the credits as "hobo."
  • Evil Duo: Slick and Ivan. Then later, the hitmen Rip and Grinder, a.k.a. The Plague.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Drake and sons, as best exemplified in the first seven minutes wherein they execute Drake's brother in broad daylight with a passionate speech. Afterward?
    Ivan: Go the fuck home everyone! And don't forget to wash your dicks!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Hope Town police, who are mostly corrupt, were angered when Drake destroys Abby’s hand.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a hobo... with a shotgun.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: "We're taking a car ride to hell, and you're riding shotgun!"
  • The Faceless: Rip and Grinder, aka the Plague, whose faces are never seen beneath their metal armor.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The chief of police seems like a nice enough guy when the hobo meets with him to discuss cleaning up the city. Then he shows his true colors.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Drake is introduced stepping out of his limo as Logan is begging the hobo for help. The first things seen are his perfectly polished black shoes and his immaculate white trousers: which mark him as an anomaly on the grime-ridden streets of Scum Town.
  • Fingore: Severely to Abby near the end of the film. It's more like the entire hand...
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Slick uses a flamethrower to to torch a busload of school children.
  • Forced Orgasm: During a fight with the Hobo, Slick gets electrocuted with a toaster. When it's over he sits up sparking and smoking, and screams "You made me COME!" It's that kind of movie.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The hobo's borderline-nonsensical parable to Abby about bears clawing the faces off people who get too close. It wasn't actually torn off, but... possibly inspired by the Kipling poem "The Truce of the Bear".
    • When Slick hassles the kid for the money he owes him, he's playing an arcade game called The Plague. Footage of gameplay has the player controlling Grinder.
  • Forging Scene: Also involving the lawnmower.
  • For the Evulz: Rip and Grinder earn their moniker "the Plague" by killing multiple hospital staff. the first of whom is a doctor who tries to shoot them, the rest of whom are terrified and running away.
  • Genre Throwback: To old 1970s and 1980s Exploitation Film.
  • Groin Attack: Repeatedly. Perhaps most notably when the hobo does this to Slick: he kills him by shooting his prick off.
  • Gorn: Everywhere. Everywhere.
  • Harpoon Gun: Rip's choice of weapon, used to great effect when they storm the hospital.
  • The Hero Dies: The Hobo is gunned down by the corrupt police after killing the Drake.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end, the Hobo shoots the Drake, knowing full well that he'll be killed by the corrupt policemen, but his death gives the citizens of Hopetown a chance to fight back against the corruption in their city.
  • Hidden Depths: When Slick is bleeding to death, he calls the Drake, (who normally treats him like a favorite employee rather than a son) and the two say heartfelt goodbyes in a shockingly human moment for both of them.
  • High-Pressure Blood: Used constantly, in keeping with the over-the-top nature of the film. Used very prominently, and combined with Overdrawn at the Blood Bank, when Logan has his head ripped off, and seemingly never-ending spray of blood fountains from his neck; with enough pressure that a girl in a bikini can happily shower in it.
  • Homeless Hero: He's homeless and just wants to find a way to make money at first but then ends up doing something more.
  • Hobo: With a shotgun.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Abby, who apparently took to prostitution due to lack of opportunities in her crapsack town.
  • Hope Spot:
    • About halfway through the film Abby and the Hobo make plans to leave town and start a lawnmower business. Yeah, that doesn't work out.
    • The police chief sounds like he's actually willing to follow through with the hobo's request. He's not.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Plague are strongly implied to be demons, and even when one of them is being vivisected by a lawnmower, we still never see anything besides his armor. They don't even have red blood.
  • Improbable Infant Survival: Zigzagged through the film: the Hobo manages to save the crying baby in the Pawn Shop holdup, but the children in the film usually get set on fire, as the anti-homeless rioters set a homeless mom and her baby on fire, and Slick torching a bus of children after they declare their support for the hobo.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ivan uses ice skates as both a thrown weapon and attached to his feet for kicking. Yes, it's a Canadian film all right.
  • Improvised Weapon: Abby uses her arm bone against Drake, after her hand is shredded off.
  • I Own This Town: This is the attitude of The Drake, whose control of Hope Town is so complete that he can commit murder in the middle of the street in broad daylight and suffer no consequences.
  • Karma Houdini: By the end, Rip has walked away without paying for any of the gruesome murders he's perpetrated. It's even worse in the Alternate Ending, where Abby is turned into the promised replacement.
  • Kill the Poor: Invoked by the villains as a means to kill the vigilante hobo. They incite the public to do the dirty work, under the promise that not doing so will result in the villains killing a lot of children.
  • Large Ham: Drake's loud, insane, theatrical style of speech qualifies him as this.
  • Legacy Character: In the end, it's revealed that you have to replace a member of the Plague if you kill him. This explains how the Plague seems responsible for taking out historical personalities like Lincoln and Jesus.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: Rip and Grinder get a lock and load montage after The Drake calls them and hires them to take out the Hobo. Later, Abby gets one when she breaks into the pawn shop and arms herself with items from its stock, including the lawnmower.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Ivan survives getting electrocuted so badly that his chin and entire right hand become charred.
    • The Hobo is able to chew glass without much reaction and barely seems to notice getting a word carved deeply into his chest. He gives a rambling explanation that he can just tell the pain to go away.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Drake does this a lot.
  • Molotov Cocktail: When the homeless are being hunted down, one of the hunters finds a woman and her baby hiding in a dumpster and kills them with a Molotov cocktail.
  • Money Mauling: The Hobo smashes Slick in head with a sock full of loose change while rescuing Abby.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Rip and Grinder. It gets better: the two are collectively nicknamed "The Plague".
  • No Name Given: The hobo is only ever referred to by what he is rather than any name.
  • Offing the Offspring: Drake shoots Ivan when Abby tries to take him hostage.
  • Off with His Head!: The Drake decapitates his brother Logan, played by Rob Wells of Trailer Park Boys fame, using a barbed wire noose attached to Slick and Ivan's car.
  • One-Handed Shotgun Pump: In the original trailer.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: In keeping with the film's source material, this trope is in constant use. Perhaps most obvious when Logan has his head ripped off, and the blood sprays from his severed neck at a ludicrous velocity for several minutes without any decrease in volume or speed.
  • Pædo Hunt: One of the rogues gallery of scum Hobo puts down is a ludicrously disgusting man dressed in a Santa Claus costume who openly preys upon and kidnaps small children in broad daylight.
  • Parental Favoritism: Exaggerated; Drake makes it clear that he favors Slick over Ivan, even telling both boys to their faces that only Slick has the potential to succeed him. Notably, while he is heartbroken over Slick's death and demands vengeance, he blithely shoots Ivan himself the instant he becomes a hostage and an inconvenience to enacting that revenge.
  • Pet the Dog: Rip lights a match for the Hobo to have a smoke during his confinement by The Plague.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: The Hobo is a good man with good intentions, but he derogatorily refers to the jail inmates as "sodomites", which could suggest he has some homophobic tendencies.
  • Protagonist Title: Combined with Exactly What It Says on the Tin, the movie is named after the eponymous hobo with a shotgun.
  • Pun: One newspaper headline reads "Hobo stops begging — demands change."
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner:
    • "I'm making a Citizen's Arrest."
    • "I'm gonna sleep in your bloody carcasses TONIGHT!"'
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Actually not very common in the movie, but used to great effect in the finale.
  • Psycho for Hire: The Plague, a pair of contract killers who encase themselves in metal armor, live in a castle and have some sort of giant tentacle monster as a pet. They also apparently killed Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, Charles Darwin, and Jesus.
  • Psychopomp: As Slick succumbs to his wounds, he sees the burnt-out, blackened husk of the school bus he torched roll up in front of him to take him to Hell, and it's implied that the children were the ones who shoved him inside.
  • Psycho Supporter: Drake has a gang of groupies who run around in bikinis and enjoy violence just as much as he does. One girl dances in the Rain of Blood caused by Drake's execution of his brother, and later, they cheerfully beat on a human pinata Drake was holding prisoner. With a razor-studded baseball bat, no less.
  • Rain of Blood: A woman invokedstrips and dances in it. And it's in the first seven minutes!
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: A particularly nasty Dirty Cop tries to rape Abby, and is interrupted by the Hobo. See There Is No Kill Like Overkill below.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: The opening credits music, "Liebesthema", was used forty years earlier as the theme to the film Mark of the Devil, and the end credits music, "Run with Us", was first used as the credits theme to The Raccoons.
  • Remake Cameo: David Brunt, who played the Hobo in the original fake trailer, appears as a dirty cop.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: The Hobo is using the titular shotgun to blast the audience's heads off.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After the Hobo tells Rip that Abby ain't going nowhere... Rip just leaves.
  • Signature Sound Effect: Grinder's robotic hum, sounding a bit like, "Oing!"
  • Shaming the Mob: Done by Abby when facing down a mob that had been torching hobos and killing them earlier. They come back to destroy the police force in the ending.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: As the hobo's hell-raising antics demonstrate.
  • Shoot the Hostage: Drake shoots his own son Ivan after Abby threatens to mulch him with a lawnmower.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The Plague dragging a coffin behind their bikes is similar to Undertaker's schtick and before that, the spaghetti Western Django.
    • Many of the villains, such as the Plague gang, Ivan, and Slick, are named after characters from River City Ransom.
    • The scene of Abby in the pawn shop customizing the shotgun is filmed like a similar scene in Evil Dead 2, complete with the usage of a vice. Her slap bands replace Ash’s shotgun strap, the lawnmower for the chainsaw. And then she loses her right hand, finishing the Ash reference.
  • Sinister Shades: Slick and Ivan wear Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses at almost all times to match their general retro look.
  • Skeleton Government: One can wonder why the National Guard hasn't arrived to evacuate everyone and burn the city to the ground.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The end credits music is from an '80s Canadian cartoon sitcom about talking raccoons.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Drake does this.
  • Spiteful Spit: The hobo spits on the face of a pedophile dressed as Santa Claus in his car before blasting his brains out.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • The film as a whole is a grindhouse tribute. The hobo often goes on nonsensical ice cream koans, dramatic scenes have bizarre, overwrought, terrible dialogue, and... interesting faces are made during ridiculously implausible situations.
    • The Plague videogame is a retro Beat 'em Up.
  • Take That!: The Hobo degrades himself for a Bumfights-style videographer and later gets revenge on the man for his sleazy, exploitative antics.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The Dirty Cop who commits the fatal mistake of pressing the Hobo's Berserk Button (see above), gets half a dozen shotgun shells pumped in his head and torso, until his upper body is reduced to a pile of blood and meat.
    Hobo: SHE'S A TEACHER!
  • Title Drop: "Maybe you'll end up like me, a hobo with a shotgun. Maybe you'll do better. You are the future."
  • Took a Level in Badass: Abby, who singlehandedly kills Grinder and nearly puts the Big Bad down for the count, and saves the hobo just before he's decapitated... with her goddamn forearm bone.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: The mob of citizens hunting and killing the homeless are carrying torches and a wide variety of improvised weapons, including pitchforks.
  • Totalitarian Gangsterism: Hope Town is portrayed as a Wretched Hive where every manner of horrible acts run wild and free under the thumb of the Drake and his sons, a crime family who has every cop paid off to let them get away with every horrible deed imaginable in public and duly punish anyone who so much as says anything bad about them. They are so cartoonishly evil, their Establishing Character Moment involved the Drake brutally killing his own brother in broad daylight in front of civilians just to make an example out of him.
  • Tragic Hero: The Hobo lives an incredibly harsh life and is cruelly abused by society, despite being a genuinely kind and responsible man. His bouts of vigilante justice may come across as being deranged at times but he makes the ultimate sacrifice in the name of justice and protecting those he cares for.
  • The Unfavorite: Ivan just doesn't measure up to Slick even when he's the only one left, and he gets executed by his father for it, unwittingly getting the Hobo a short reprieve.
  • Vader Breath: Grinder, of The Plague.
  • [Verb] This!: "Jerk on this, you child molesting shitlicker!"
  • Vigilante Man: The Hobo is so disgusted by the violence around him that he sacrifices his dream of starting a lawnmowing company to purchase a shotgun and go on a thug-murdering rampage.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy:
    • Slick wants his father's approval and to be a fitting heir to his legacy. Drake fully encourages this.
    • Ivan, The Unfavorite, who is constantly demeaned, wants to be a fitting replacement for Slick in his father's eyes.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Hobo is ultimately a good man who only wants the best for Hopetown, but he's clearly mentally unstable and goes pretty overboard with his vigilanteism at times.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The pawn shop robber protests that he hasn't actually hurt anyone just before the Hobo blows his head off.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Well, shotgun in this case.
    Abby: You can't solve all the world's problems with a shotgun!
    Hobo: It's all I know.
  • When Life Gives You Lemons...: Drake spins the phrase in his own hideous idiom to encourage his son.
    Drake: When life gives you razor blades... you make a baseball bat. Covered in razor blades!
  • World Gone Mad: Or at least, the entire fucking city.
  • World of Ham: Rivals Machete in this area. There's this gem, for one instance:
    Orderly: (after seeing the Plague) THAAAAAAT'S IIIIIT! (throws a chair and whips out a revolver, starts shooting at Rip) I am SICK! And TIRED! Of you FUCKING JUNKIES!
  • Would Hurt a Child: One of the pawnshop robbers is ready to shoot a baby and one of the hobo-killing townsfolk throws a molotov into a dumpster where a homeless child is living. But Slick takes the cake when he burns a busload. He then threatens to wipe out every child in the city if the Hobo isn't killed.
  • Wretched Hive: An Exaggerated Trope: Hopetown is an impossibly depraved and violent small town full of murderers, rapists and thugs, a crime lord and his sons are essentially the local government, and the cops are all in on it.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Happens to everyone who the Hobo shoots in the head.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: After Abby kills Grinder, Rip says she has to take his place. The Hobo tells him he won't be doing that, and he walks off without a word. However, in the alternate ending, she's converted into Grinder's replacement.


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Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Hobo takes the law into his own hands. Made by a couple of independent filmmakers from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This one was also This example contains a TRIVIA entry. It should be moved to the TRIVIA tab.turned into a full-length movie. Many other indie trailers were made and considered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and although this was the one featured in the film, a lot of the others (visible on YouTube) are pretty good, too.

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