A mini-series based on the work of Canadian political icon Tommy Douglas.
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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)
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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 (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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 Tommy Douglas (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Moulds (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Charlie Lawson (2 episodes, 2006)
Les Vandor ...
 MP (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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The CBC needs to do more of these
13 March 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Very interesting movie in 2-parts about Tommy Douglas. He's the father of medicare in Canada, but so much more. This mini-series (4 hours total) tells the story of a great Canadian. In fact, he was voted the greatest Canadian by the citizens of this country a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, his work and accomplishments are not well enough known by ordinary Canadians. That's why this mini-series is so important. It helps that Michael Therriault is doing a terrific job as T.C. Douglas. It helps also that the supporting cast is great. And the use of archives adds on to the story. Too bad though that the mini-series focuses almost entirely on the creation of medicare. A longer series was perhaps needed.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on March 12th and 13th, 2006.

81/100 (***)


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