A mini-series based on the work of Canadian political icon Tommy Douglas.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Tommy Douglas (2 episodes, 2006)
Les Vandor ...
 MP (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Beinfeit Miner (1 episode, 2006)
Dan Savoie ...
 Protestor (1 episode, 2006)
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 Irma Douglas (2 episodes, 2006)
George Alexander ...
 Legislative Guard (2 episodes, 2006)
Ryland Alexander ...
 Mike Luschenko (2 episodes, 2006)
Kent Allen ...
 Speaker of the House (2 episodes, 2006)
Wendy Anderson ...
 KDD Lady #1 (2 episodes, 2006)
Sharon Bakker ...
 Anne Douglas (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Mr. Fortier (2 episodes, 2006)
Tammy Rae Beltrami ...
 Miner Woman (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Benz ...
 RCMP officer (2 episodes, 2006)
Ian Black ...
 Tommy Douglas Sr. (2 episodes, 2006)
Mackenzie Blaisdell ...
 Shirley - Age 10 (2 episodes, 2006)
Lee Boyes ...
 SGI Agent (2 episodes, 2006)
Kathryn Bracht ...
 Lloyd's Secretary (2 episodes, 2006)
Matt Burgess ...
 Young Doctor (2 episodes, 2006)
(2 episodes, 2006)
Brent Carver ...
 Secretary Balsam (2 episodes, 2006)
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 50th Anniversery Announcer (2 episodes, 2006)
Derrick Davidson ...
 William Patterson (2 episodes, 2006)
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 MJ Coldwell (2 episodes, 2006)
Camille Devine ...
 Lucille (2 episodes, 2006)
Madison Dewalt ...
 Jessica (2 episodes, 2006)
Kim Ehman ...
 Mrs. Fortier (2 episodes, 2006)
Kimberly Elek ...
 Young Church Girl (2 episodes, 2006)
Jean Freeman ...
 Tommy's Neighbour (2 episodes, 2006)
Brad Grass ...
 TV Anchor (2 episodes, 2006)
George Grassick ...
 Manure Dumping Farmer (2 episodes, 2006)
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 John Diefenbaker (2 episodes, 2006)
Kelly Handerek ...
 Gardiner's Aide (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Cameraman for Press (2 episodes, 2006)
Kristina Hughes ...
 Farm Wife (2 episodes, 2006)
Lindsay Ruth Hunt ...
 Eleanor (2 episodes, 2006)
Cheryl Jack ...
 Female Doctor (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lally Lawson (2 episodes, 2006)
Andy Jones ...
 Mackenzie King (2 episodes, 2006)
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 KOD Lady #2 (2 episodes, 2006)
Daniel MacDonald ...
 War Medical Doctor (2 episodes, 2006)
Christine MacInnis ...
 Adult Shirley (2 episodes, 2006)
Ian MacLean ...
 Mine Owner (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Jimmie Gardiner (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Tommy's Doctor's Receptionist (2 episodes, 2006)
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 BienFait Woman (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Clarence Fines (Treasurer) (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lead Reporter (2 episodes, 2006)
Marion Mills ...
 Woman Park Commerical (2 episodes, 2006)
Walter Mills ...
 JS Woodsworth (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Woodrow Lloyd (2 episodes, 2006)
Kent Nolan ...
 Danny Reeves (2 episodes, 2006)
Mike O'Brien ...
 Deacon Marks (2 episodes, 2006)
Tom O'Hara ...
 Capitalist (2 episodes, 2006)
Shannon Ozimy ...
 Screaming Woman (2 episodes, 2006)
Jane Redlyon ...
 Mrs. Babitch (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Roy ...
 Moderator Weyburn Arena (2 episodes, 2006)
Winston Schroeder ...
 Unemployed Mike (2 episodes, 2006)
Troy Skog ...
 Means Inspector / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Ruth Smilie ...
 KOD Lady #3 (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Moulds (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Charlie Lawson (2 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Walker ...
 Banker McCarthy (2 episodes, 2006)
Henry Woolf ...
 Jack Corman (2 episodes, 2006)
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Storyline

In 1930s Saskatchewan, a small town parish has a new young new pastor, Tommy Douglas. However, for all his regular duties, which include boxing lessons, Tommy sees the poverty and injustice around him which seem beyond his power to address with the pulpit. With that in mind, Douglas enters politics with the socialist Canadian Commonwealth Federation and starts a career where his steadfast idealism runs headlong into the powerful opposition of the rich and the powerful. Despite the long odds, Douglas' new calling would soon make him a leader that would transform Canada and have him hailed as the greatest Canadian of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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12 March 2006 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Gigante da Planície: A História de Tommy Douglas  »

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CAD 1,800,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The wolf from Paul Gross's series Due South, Diefenbaker, was named after John G. Diefenbaker, who was Canada's 13th Prime Minister, which is the role played here by Gross. See more »

Goofs

Modern streetlights can be seen at the Saskatchewan Legislature. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Douglas: My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea.
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Connections

Referenced in Corner Gas: Bend It Like Brent (2008) See more »

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Excellent Movie and Pretty good documentary
6 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The comments by people who "hated" this movie were very good comments. There are a few parts of the film which are crafted more for the enjoyment factor than the education factor. In doing so, the filmmakers sacrificed maybe one tenth of this film's historical value. I also agree with the people who loved this movie because it was so well produced and acted. All in all, this is a good film for anyone who cares about good government, family values, whether liberal or conservative. It provides a sound basis for further research if you are at all interested in the history of good government in the 20th Century. Speaking of "liberal," in the movie it is a puzzle why "liberal" seems to mean one thing in Canada and something else in the United States. Ah, well.


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