"Hyena Road" actually exists and was known as "route Hyena". Several of the background stories the characters tell actually did happen during the construction of the route (e.g. an engineer did lose his leg below the knee as told by 39A near the beginning of the movie). 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 »
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 »
Play That Funky Music
Performed by Leif Garrett
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert W. Parissi)
Courtesy of Sweet City Records Inc., o/b/o itself, and, as administrator of RWP Music
Master Recording Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc. See more »
Well done to Paul Gross and the cast of Hyena Road for creating an authentic Canadian war movie. Being a Canadian Army officer, I had to go see this one in the theater. It was an opportune time as I was able to go with my son, a 2nd year economics student home on his Fall break.
The movie was entertaining, emotional and educational. Hyena Road weaves the perspectives of war fighters into an telling story of the character of the Canadian experience in Kandahar Province. It keeps you engaged throughout with a mix of action, soldiering and the very human dimension to conflict.
"Inside the wire, we think about what to do outside the wire. We get it wrong fifty percent of the time which means we get it right the other fifty percent of the time" and " We have to remember that the end state is not for children to fly kites" were themes that stuck with us as we drove away from the theater.
Major Brian Taylor, Canadian Army
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