Partly filmed at CFB Shilo in Manitoba, and partly in Jordan. See more »
Although it's plausible, it's highly unlikely at the ending ramp ceremony that 39A and G9W (Gross) would have issued berets with the leather band. Their characters would likely have bought their own berets at this point in their career. 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 »
A war tale told in a balanced way, from a uniquely Canadian perspective
This is an outstanding war film. As others have commented, it examines the Afghanistan conflict in a particularly Canadian way --- which means that each character has a distinct point of view and a unique place in the world. The film makes clear not only that each understands his/her situation differently, but also that each viewpoint merits the full weight of our attention and consideration. Both the nobility of sacrifice and the utter senselessness of war are captured. There have been many well-made recent films about our current conflict with the Islamic world. This is certainly one of the best of them.
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