FILM: Hobo With A Shotgun

RUTGER Hauer shoots first and thinks later in Jason Eisener’s affectionate and bloody tribute to the exploitation movies of the 1970s and 1980s.

A Hobo (Rutger Hauer) jumps from a freight train to start anew in a city where he hopes to buy a second-hand lawn mower from the local pawnshop.

Instead, the Hobo discovers that crime boss Drake (Brian Downey) holds the entire city in a vice-like grip, flanked by his psychotic sons Slick (Gregory Smith) and Ivan (Nick Bateman).

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In a city awash with corrupt cops, murderers, paedophiles and rapists, the Hobo attempts to rescue prostitute Abby (Molly Dunsworth) from her life of drudgery, only to fall foul of Slick and Ivan.

Pushed to the brink, the Hobo decides to take up arms, fight back and prove that one good man can make a difference.

Released: July 15 (UK, selected cinemas) (18, 86 mins)