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Riel (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | War  -  11 April 1979 (Canada)
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A film about the actions of the Metis rebel leader who opposed the Canadian government in two seperate rebellions.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Cloutier ...
Louis Riel
Roger Blay ...
Dumont
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
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Ouellette
Daniel Gadouas ...
Nault
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Donald Smith
Fern Henry ...
Marguerite Riel
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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>

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

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Biography | Drama | War

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11 April 1979 (Canada)  »

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Louis Riel  »

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CAD 2,700,000 (estimated)
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William Shatner filmed his cameo during a break in shooting Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). See more »

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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.


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