Hyena Road

Genre:  Drama, War
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: October 9, 2015
DVD: January 26, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.45
based on 108 votes and 39 reviews
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Cast: Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Allan Hawco, Clark Johnson, Christine Horne, Nabil Elouahabi, Neamat Arghandabi, Karl Campbell

Synopsis

Ryan (Rossif Sutherland) is a Canadian sniper who tries not to think of his targets - Taliban bombers - as human. He's in love with his colleague, Jennifer (Christine Horne), and together they try to downplay the constant danger that comes with the job.

When Ryan's team is surrounded by the enemy, they take refuge in a small village surrounded by a stone wall. There, they meet a legendary former mujahid known as The Ghost (Neamat Arghandabi), who saves their lives by driving the enemy away.

When Ryan tells intelligence officer Pete (Paul Gross) about The Ghost, Pete insists on meeting him. The Ghost agrees to help the Canadians, but the kidnapping of two girls from the village threatens to derail the mission.

Director: Paul Gross
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Niv Fichman, Phyllis Laing, Paul Gross
Screenplay: Paul Gross

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  • 5 stars "Excellent tactical accuracy and combat footage. Great Cinematography and audio. Well written and directed by Gross with a great performance in lead role and by supporting cast. A well made war epic on a 3rd World budget. SALUTE."
  • 4 stars "First time watched a movie based on Canadian troops, I am impressed by this movie, I felt I was there when watching it. I was moved and knew some truth about the war."
  • 3 stars "Good. Not worth my 5 stars."