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Trudeau (2002)

A biography of the famous, controversial and flamboyant Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliot Trudeau.


Jerry Ciccoritti


Wayne Grigsby

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Credited cast:
Colm Feore ... Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Polly Shannon ... Margaret Trudeau
Patrick McKenna ... Duncan
Don McKellar ... Greenbaum
Peter Outerbridge ... Jim Coutts
Raymond Cloutier ... Gérard Pelletier
Raymond Bouchard ... Jean Marchand
Jean Marchand ... Marc Lalonde
R.H. Thomson ... Mitchell Sharp
Guy Richer ... Jean Chretien
Luc Proulx ... Rene Levesque
Geraint Wyn Davies ... Premier William G. Davis
Eric Peterson ... Tommy Douglas
John Neville ... British High Commissioner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremy Akerman ... Bellman


In 1968, Canada saw the election of a Prime Minister unlike any other in its history, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Handsome, witty, idealistic, flamboyant, courageous and debonair Trudeau rides on an unheard of crest of popularity nicknamed "Trudeaumania" that sweeps him into the highest political office in the country. At the same time, he develops a passionate romance with a young Margaret Sinclair that soon leads to marriage. However, events would put both Pierre's political and personal life under the gun as he must struggle with traumatic events like the terrorist crisis that grips Quebec in October 1970 which forces him to declare temporary martial law being but the first of the major challenges. At the same time, the demands of being a Prime Minister's wife takes its own toll on Margaret as her relationship with Pierre begins to disintergrate. Eventually, both pressures do their harm as the couple divorces and Pierre's political standing falls even as his Quebec Seperatist foes rise ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Biography | Drama






French | English

Release Date:

31 March 2002 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Big Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Each hour of this four-hour mini-series was patterned after the style of a different, famous director. For example, the first hour was done in the style of 'Lester, Richard', who directed, among other things, the two Beatles movies A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) Ciccoritti felt this style would help convey Trudeaumania, which swept Canada during Trudeau's first election campaign. See more »


References The Tony Randall Show (1976) See more »

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Wonderful Film
20 June 2004 | by HurtubiseSee all my reviews

There isn't much to be said about this movie, especially anything negative. The director plays a critical role in making this movie the gem that it is. This movie allows one to feel the full spectrum of emotions that isn't seen often in the current releases. Very strong movie, well-made. touching, even for a 25 year old chap like me. Very refreshing to see home town scenery in a movie, soundtrack for this movie is incredible and well chosen for each interlude. I've read a few books on Trudeau and have to point out that the information in this movie is quite accurate.

Bravo Jerry, rest in peace Pierre and Michel.


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