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Hyena Road (2015)

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Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

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Paul Gross

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Paul Gross
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossif Sutherland ... Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders
Allan Hawco ... Travis
David Richmond-Peck ... Hickey
Karl Campbell ... Tank
Kelly Holden Kelly Holden ... C.P. Sergeant
Christine Horne ... Captain Jennifer Bowman
Ibrahim Dweiken Ibrahim Dweiken ... Bionics Taliban
Darren Wall Darren Wall ... Zero
Andrew Wall Andrew Wall ... Captain Dawson T.O.C.
Niamatullah Arghandabi Niamatullah Arghandabi ... The Ghost
Hekmat Bavari Hekmat Bavari ... Abdul (as Hekmat Bavary)
Sadeen Dagamseh Sadeen Dagamseh ... Abdul's Daughter #1
Julia Issa Begain Julia Issa Begain ... Abdul's Daughter #2
Nikki Duval ... Chewey
Paul Gross ... Pete Mitchell
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Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

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hostage drama | See All (1) »

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One bullet can change everything. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for bloody war violence, language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the start of the movie one of the Sniper team is wearing a baseball cap with 42 on it. This is from 42 Commando Royal Marines (always pronounced as Four Two NEVER Forty Two) a Unit from the UKs 3 Commando Brigade the Premier Combat Brigade of the UK military. See more »

Goofs

A nighttime scene near the end shows the stars setting behind a mountain in a time lapse, ending with the sun rising behind the same mountain. In reality, the sun and the stars move in the same direction; they set in the west and rise in the east. See more »

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Pete: Alexander the Great marched into this graveyard about 2,500 years ago. Easy to march in, hard to march out. His words. He and his mother wrote to each other all the time. One day, he got a letter from her saying: "What the hell? You conquered most of the known world in a day and a half, what are you doing bogged down in Afghanistan?" He grabbed a bag and shoveled it full of dirt and had it sent back to Greece with a message to his mother: "Take this dirt and dump it around the palace, see what ...
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The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015) See more »

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Baby Please Don't Go
Performed by Troyce Key (feat Eddie Cochran)
Written by Robert C. Gardner and Troyce Key
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and © Universal Music Publishing Canada - 100% (UI)
With arrangement by Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Watchable, but only just, as a movie; more suitable as a TV special.
7 August 2016 | by sam-102See all my reviews

Can tell a lot of effort went into production, and a sincere effort was made at authenticity...but still comes off as a movie that doesn't take itself very seriously, played by actors who take themselves perhaps too seriously. At times I wasn't entirely sure this wasn't a deliberately tongue-in-cheek drama with the aim of a little awkward comic relief; however, neither one works well as it is neither here nor there. Perhaps soap-opera-ish would be a good descriptor in terms of overall production value, not content per se'.

The combat scenes, while not poorly acted or choreographed, still come off as a little bit staged. Sometimes it's just the little things, like uniforms not being quite dirty enough after soldiers were supposedly rolling around in the mountains for a few hours; sometimes the mountains look a little bit more like the Arizona Rockies than Afghanistan. Sometimes The Afghani villagers look a little bit too clean, well fed, and smooth-skinned to be actual Afghani villagers. The way the Taliban swarm en-masse, hail-mary style is just not how they tend to move tactically in the real world. Like I said, the little things. the sniper scope reticle they give us a peek through is, thankfully, not the usual nonsense with all sorts of colors and numbers and flashing lights, as is seen in some movies. it's not the standard Mil Dot reticle, but at least it's half believable.

Ultimately, on a budget, just so much can really be put into production. overall, not a terrible movie, perhaps as an amateur military historian who's watched more than my fair share of combat helmet cams, I'm a bit more tuned in to the minutiae. So be it...overall, I'd give it a 7 for effort, and a 5 for final product, so at 6 I think is a fair score.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyena Road See more »

Filming Locations:

CFB Shilo, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$1,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,768
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