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The Hateful Eight (2015)

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In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

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Storyline

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... Written by Jordan Crighton

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The 8th film by Quentin Tarantino See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, a scene of violent sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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30 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The H8ful Eight  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,610,676, 27 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,117,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,760,117
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Technical Specs

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(general release) | (roadshow)

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2.76 : 1
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Trivia

This film's 70mm roadshow version is a "heavyweight" in more ways than one. The analogue film is spooled on twenty reels, with a combined running time of 187 minutes, and weighs in at over 250 pounds. See more »

Goofs

While the director used actress Zoe Bell,a New Zealander as a "tweak" to the audience, having such a person in the film's setting really doesn't make sense based upon the timeline.

Great Britain signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and that began large scale European colonization of the islands. Even then, it was nearly the 20th century about 30 years after the setting of the film, when large numbers of people moved to the islands. It's highly doubtful that a New Zealander would have left the land for anywhere but nearby Australia or the United Kingdom, especially a single woman. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Major Marquis Warren: [looks up coolly as a stagecoach pulled by horses approaches] Got room for one more?
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Crazy Credits

The roadshow version of the film opens with a faux-vintage Weinstein Company logo, in flat white-on-blue with a very 70s font along with a "Cinerama" logo. The first few credits appear in the same font as the logo's before switching to Tarantino's usual Friz Quadrata. The standard release opens with only the normal Weinstein Company logo before going directly into the sweeping Panavision shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Eternity
Composed and Performed by Ennio Morricone
(from the motion picture "The Thing (1982)")
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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Everyone seems to be missing the point
31 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

If your willing to jump on the bandwagon and avoid this movie just because a couple of thin skinned reviewers are complaining about all the blood and all the "n-words", then you might as well just shovel your money into Disney's pockets and see star wars because that's the movie for you. This is the first real piece of cinema that has come to the theaters this year; with all the audacity, the balls, and the fearless will to show anything on screen that real filmmakers are brave enough to commit themselves to. If all these negative reviewers would just look past the blood and the guts, they would find a truly masterful piece of cinematic art that reflects both the expertise and effort that went into making it. The storyline is a simple one, but it's told in a complex, interesting, and relatively unique way that is guaranteed to keep your eyes glued to the screen throughout the entire 3 hour run time of the movie. Tarantino's direction is unparalleled as usual, and the performance of the entire cast combined with the wonderful cinematography and deeply engaging dialogue make for a remarkably fun time at the theater, if your willing to sit through a lot of grisly violence and mean spirited subject matter. And although many people are complaining about the heavy political undertones of the film's storyline, to me that is one of the main components of this film that stands out the most. The plot of this film serves not only as a compelling metaphor for the racial tension amongst the American people immediately following the civil war, but actually manages to outline the visceral anger and unpredictability of the racial tension that the American people are facing today within society. In a world hell bent on purporting sensitivity and being politically correct, it's nice to see a movie that's willing to raise a middle finger to that social stigma so as to hold a mirror to the racial confrontations that are still plaguing the American people to this very day. Obviously this film is undoubtedly the most sick, twisted, and violent of Tarantino's filmography, and I'm willing to admit that it's not for everybody, but for those of you willing to toughen up, keep your trigger happy insecurities in check, and enjoy a mean, gritty, and badass film that offers no apologies for what it does best I highly recommend this film. And for those of you who are willing to let Tarantino's comments about the police force get in the way of your enjoyment of this film, like I said; Disney is more than willing to take your hard earned money.


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