MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 34,503 this week

Riel (1979)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, War  |  11 April 1979 (Canada)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 84 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A film about the actions of the Metis rebel leader who opposed the Canadian government in two seperate rebellions.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Maury Chaykin obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 02 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1054 titles
created 30 Aug 2012
 
a list of 196 titles
created 12 Sep 2012
 
a list of 562 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Riel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Riel (TV Movie 1979)

Riel (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Riel.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crash (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear
Stars: William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Brooke Bundy
The Bastard (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall
TekWar (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A television movie based on the futurist story by William Shatner.

Director: William Shatner
Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson
Thriller | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In this muddled and confusing film, Colleen Dewhurst portrays Kate, a woman who begins to suspect one of her twin sons, James, is not her biological child when a boy, Etienne, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Teri McLuhan
Stars: Colleen Dewhurst, William Shatner, Frank Moore
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the ... See full summary »

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling, Woody Strode
Dead Man's Island (TV Movie 1996)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A woman is asked to help an old lover discover his would-be murderer.

Director: Peter Roger Hunt
Stars: Barbara Eden, William Shatner, Roddy McDowall
Broken Angel (TV Movie 1988)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man (William Shatner) combs Los Angeles for his missing daughter, and discovers she belongs to a gang dealing in crack.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: William Shatner, Susan Blakely, Roxann Dawson
How the West Was Won II (TV Series 1977)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Fionnula Flanagan
TekWar: TekLords (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Despite being imprisoned tek lord Sonny Hokori manages to run his criminal empire. A virus, which not only is effective on computer software but also on physical beings, is activated in the... See full summary »

Director: George Bloomfield
Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson
Janek: The Silent Betrayal (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Police lieutenant Frank Janek is investigating a series of murders in a building owned by a famous Broadway producer.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Richard Crenna, Helen Shaver, Cliff Gorman
Perilous Voyage (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A South American guerrilla, whose revolution is faltering, hijacks a ship carrying arms and holds all of the passengers hostage.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Michael Parks, Lee Grant, William Shatner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Cloutier ...
Louis Riel
Roger Blay ...
Lloyd Bochner ...
Dr. Schultz
James Bradford ...
Captain Bradshaw
Lee Broker ...
Evans
...
Howard
Normand Chouinard ...
Nolin
Captain Constantinidas ...
Trooper Captain
Pierre Curzi ...
Isidore
Neil Dainard ...
Armstrong
Brenda Donohue ...
Mrs. Schultz
...
Ouellette
Daniel Gadouas ...
Nault
...
Donald Smith
Fern Henry ...
Marguerite Riel
Edit

Storyline

This film recounts the events involving the Metis rebel leader Louis Riel and his battles against the Canadian Federal Government when they threatened his people. The first was a successful rebellion in 1873 which created the Province of Manitoba and a later more violent and unsuccessful one in Saskatchewan in 1885 which led to his capture, trial and eventual execution. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For a short time in history one man stood alone."

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 1979 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Louis Riel  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 2,700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Shatner filmed his cameo during a break in shooting Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Canadian blockbuster about a true Canadian cultural hero.
23 January 2000 | by (Red Earth, Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

One thing that is impressive about the movie "RIEL" is its all-star, all Canadian cast, many of whom will be familiar to all movie goers. There's Christopher Plummer, Lloyd Bochner, Maury Chaykin, Don Francks, Arthur Hill, Leslie Nielsen, William Shatner, August Schellenberg,Dave Thomas and Kenneth Welsh, all well known actors outside of Canada. However, this is more than a spot-the-cameo epic wanna-be. Devoid of its stellar cast, the film would still be a classic docu-drama about a true Canadian cultural hero. The acting, action and production are all excellent and will keep you entertained and educated for over two hours.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
most boring movie ever made? YES! rusties
Discuss Riel (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?