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Hyena Road (2015)

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Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

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Paul Gross

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Paul Gross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossif Sutherland ... Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders
Allan Hawco ... Travis
David Richmond-Peck ... Hickey
Karl Campbell ... Tank
Kelly Holden Kelly Holden ... C.P. Sergeant
Christine Horne ... Captain Jennifer Bowman
Ibrahim Dweiken Ibrahim Dweiken ... Bionics Taliban
Darren Wall Darren Wall ... Zero
Andrew Wall Andrew Wall ... Captain Dawson T.O.C.
Niamatullah Arghandabi Niamatullah Arghandabi ... The Ghost
Hekmat Bavari Hekmat Bavari ... Abdul (as Hekmat Bavary)
Sadeen Dagamseh Sadeen Dagamseh ... Abdul's Daughter #1
Julia Issa Begain Julia Issa Begain ... Abdul's Daughter #2
Nikki Duval ... Chewey
Paul Gross ... Pete Mitchell
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Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

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One bullet can change everything. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody war violence, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyena Road See more »

Filming Locations:

CFB Shilo, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$1,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,768
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It wasn't mentioned in the movie, but Route Hyena was designed and constructed by the American army engineers of the 864th Engineer Battalion's 557th Engineer Company as a part of the Canadian Task Force Kandahar's mission. While American soldiers provided the actual construction labor, Canadian contracting officers mobilized up to 300+ dump trucks a day to maintain a "300m per week" construction rate. The Taliban caused significant delays and constant fear among the civilian drivers shooting them from the adjacent grape fields and opium fields. See more »

Goofs

When Paul Gross's patrol arrives at the safe house to meet with the Ghost for the first time, the first Afghan National Army (ANA) jeep has a .50 cal machine gun on the roof, but it's obvious that it wasn't attached as it's on its side and the actor tries to right it at one point. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Alexander the Great marched into this graveyard about 2,500 years ago. Easy to march in, hard to march out. His words. He and his mother wrote to each other all the time. One day, he got a letter from her saying: "What the hell? You conquered most of the known world in a day and a half, what are you doing bogged down in Afghanistan?" He grabbed a bag and shoveled it full of dirt and had it sent back to Greece with a message to his mother: "Take this dirt and dump it around the palace, see what ...
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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Please Don't Go
Performed by Troyce Key (feat Eddie Cochran)
Written by Robert C. Gardner and Troyce Key
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and © Universal Music Publishing Canada - 100% (UI)
With arrangement by Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Excellent War Movie
14 October 2015 | by briantaylor-26472See all my reviews

Well done to Paul Gross and the cast of Hyena Road for creating an authentic Canadian war movie. Being a Canadian Army officer, I had to go see this one in the theater. It was an opportune time as I was able to go with my son, a 2nd year economics student home on his Fall break.

The movie was entertaining, emotional and educational. Hyena Road weaves the perspectives of war fighters into an telling story of the character of the Canadian experience in Kandahar Province. It keeps you engaged throughout with a mix of action, soldiering and the very human dimension to conflict.

"Inside the wire, we think about what to do outside the wire. We get it wrong fifty percent of the time which means we get it right the other fifty percent of the time" and " We have to remember that the end state is not for children to fly kites" were themes that stuck with us as we drove away from the theater.

Thanks Paul,

Major Brian Taylor, Canadian Army


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