The Canadian unit portrayed in the movie as Anglophones were in reality primarily Francophones from the Quebec-based 22nd "Vingt Deuxième " Regiment who arrived in Kandahar in late 2010. See more »
When Paul Gross's patrol arrives at the safe house to meet with the Ghost for the first time, the first Afghan National Army (ANA) jeep has a .50 cal machine gun on the roof, but it's obvious that it wasn't attached as it's on its side and the actor tries to right it at one point. See more »
Name me one thing I've ever been wrong about!
...thinks for a moment... My sister?
...pause... Yeah, that was bad...
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The film's title doesn't appear on screen until the closing credits. See more »
This film is catching, engaging. Characters are nice and well played: a sharp sniper unit, a beautiful lady captain, bad and good Afghans, a smart intelligence officer in the end I felt a little bit Canadian (at least in the heart) myself.
The title road perhaps actually exists, or perhaps not, it's not clear. The Toronto Sun says that 'Hyena' is one of the nicknames of a road Canadian troops built in Kandahar province during the war...
In any case it's not Ridley Scott's but watching this film I had the same feeling of true war (true fighting) I had watching 'Black Hawk Down'. And, although due, this is a big compliment nonetheless.
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