A monster it's unleashed in the basement of a skate shop, forcing the shop employees to do battle with the beast, in order to recover their money and their merchandise before they have to open the store at 11am.
In a future, where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, 6 people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.
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.Written by
Although this was filmed in an English-speaking province, Canada is a bilingual country with mostly English-speaking citizens--there are a few French communities and two French-speaking provinces. In the school bus scene, you can see "sortie de secours" on the rear window of the bus, which is French for "emergency exit". See more »
When Logan is stuck in the sewer, the manhole cover prop can be seen moving as it is made of rubber. See more »
Run With Us
Words and music by Kevin Gillis, Jon Stroll and Steve Lunt (as Stephen Broughton Lunt)
Copyright (C) 1988 Lost Angels Music (SOCAN)/Run With Us Music (SOCAN), Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP)/Cherry River Music Co. (BMI)
Performed by Lisa Lougheed
Courtesy The Raccoons, Run With Us Productions See more »
After using a shotgun hanging in a pawnshop to stop an armed robbery, a homeless man turns celebrated vigilante, much to the annoyance of the corrupt police force in this Canadian action thriller. The film began life as a fake movie trailer and watching the trailer and film back-to-back, it is quite remarkable how much the filmmakers manage to stretch the original premise. The story is hardly airtight with unanswered questions about why the store has loaded weapons on display and how the he keeps accumulating countless bullets really standing out, but it is all a lot of fun with Rutger Hauer perfectly cast in the lead role, several imaginative gory death/maim scenes, plus the filmmakers' acute eye for colour. With lots of neon purple, pink, yellow and other glaring colours throughout, the film possesses a deliciously exaggerated visual look that perfectly complements its over-the-top story. A little too much time is spent on Hauer befriending and conversing with a prostitute who (of course) has a heart of gold, but the prostitute subplot gives the film a welcome 'Taxi Driver'-like quality, with Hauer trying to clean the streets much like Travis Bickle. Where the film really rises above the ordinary though is in its acute depiction of a society that neglects and abuses the homeless. Sure, the way they are mistreated is really overdone, but the satirical edge still sticks.
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