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The Trailer Park Boys Cameo You Missed In Hobo With A Shotgun

"Hobo with a Shotgun" is a low-budget action-horror movie that exhibits DIY filmmaking at its most inspirational. Born from a fake trailer that was initially included as part of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" double feature, the Jason Eisener-directed Canadian indie flick features some notable stars in its ensemble, including the late Rutger Hauer ("Blade Runner"), who plays the titular vigilante vagabond. Not too bad for a first-time effort that doesn't hold back when it comes to gore and general depravity. 

The movie also boasts some famous faces in minor supporting roles and it gives them a chance to shine, despite their limited screen time. Among these actors is one of the stars of "Trailer Park Boys," the Canadian mockumentary series about petty felons who live on society's fringes. It's certainly among the weirdest cameos to grace horror movies throughout the years, but you won't find many that are more impactful.

Then again, "Trailer Park Boys" and "Hobo with a Shotgun" were both created in Nova Scotia. Therefore, it makes sense why an actor from the former would agree to be part of a bizarre indie feature about shotgun-wielding hobos, predatory Santa Clauses, vicious crime lords, and demonic motorcyclists. But if you weren't paying close attention, you might not have spotted him.

Robb Wells appears right at the start of Hobo with a Shotgun

"Hobo with a Shotgun" starts with a bang, establishing the world as a lawless, dangerous place in which vicious thugs and criminals reign supreme. In an effort to establish The Drake (Brian Downey) and his sons as merciless bad guys, the criminals stick one of their own family members in a manhole and wrap a drain around his neck. The drain is then tied to a vehicle, which speeds away and removes the poor guy's head from his shoulders. The victim just so happens to be played by Robb Wells, who most television aficionados will recognize as Ricky from "Trailer Park Boys," the dimwitted pot dealer who commits various petty crimes with his friends Bubbles and Julian.

Wells isn't the only "Trailer Park Boys" alumnus in "Hobo with a Shotgun" either. Molly Dunsworth, who plays the titular character's main ally in the movie, can be found in "Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series," voicing multiple characters, including Bridget and Randy's grandmother.