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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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Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders
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Travis
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Hickey
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Tank
Kelly Holden ...
C.P. Sergeant
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Captain Jennifer Bowman
Ibrahim Dweiken ...
Bionics Taliban
Darren Wall ...
Zero
Andrew Wall ...
Captain Dawson T.O.C.
Niamatullah Arghandabi ...
The Ghost
Hekmat Bavari ...
Abdul (as Hekmat Bavary)
Sadeen Dagamseh ...
Abdul's Daughter #1
Julia Issa Begain ...
Abdul's Daughter #2
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Chewey
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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 »

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Drama | War

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

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9 October 2015 (Canada)  »

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Hyena Road: le chemin du combat  »

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$1,430 (USA) (13 March 2016)

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$1,430 (USA) (13 March 2016)
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Trivia

The footage seen between scenes of vehicles, Afghan soldiers, etc. were actually shot in Kandahar during the final combat deployment. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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 »

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BABY PLEASE DON'T GO
Performed by Troyce Key (feat Eddie Cochran)
Written by Robert C. Gardner and Troyce Key
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and © Universal Music Publishing Canada - 100% (UI)
With arrangement by Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Big-Screen worthy
17 October 2015 | by (Vanvouver BC) – See 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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