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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

Writer:

Paul Gross
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Cast

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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One bullet can change everything. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$1,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,768
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

General Rowlin ("99") swears far too much for a general officer - this may have been written into the script for entertainment value. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

SOK (Straight Outta Kandahar)
Performed by Po Phatwa and Maryem Tollar
Written by Asher Lenz, Stephen Skratt and Paul Gross
Produced by Asher & Skratt
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Big-Screen worthy
17 October 2015 | by uncle_boogaSee all my reviews

I found the film to be somewhat adrift as far as the theme and the storyline. There didn't seem to be much of a resolution, rather a way to end the film. If it's supposed to be an analogy of the current situation in Afghanistan, well we get that "It's not one war, it's a lot of little wars" message earlier on. It would make a superb pilot for a series centered around the Intel guy (Paul Gross). I found the scenes within the CP interesting: radio procedure has changed dramatically in the 40 years since I was in the infantry. But the only scene I found totally authentic was the "dance in the desert" scene. This sort of thing does happen spontaneously within a tight knit group. And the patrol procedure and snipercraft were off in my opinion. The "Ghost" character was my favorite. I liked the fact that no subtitles were used and that, like the soldiers, we had to listen to the interpreter. I would liked to have seen his character developed. The artillery scenes were authentic and dramatic, but it was the only time I've seen the gunners get a target round on the first shot. The small arms combat sequences were excellent. Total confusion like always. All in all, I enjoyed it, and I recommend it.


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