Hyena Road

March 11th, 2016


Hyena Road

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 6.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Paul Gross

Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross, Allan Hawco

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.

Rossif Sutherland - Ryan
Paul Gross - Pete
Allan Hawco - Travis
Clark Johnson - General rilmen
Christine Horne - Jennifer
Jennifer Pudavick - Mary
David Richmond-Peck - Hickie
Nikki Duval - Chewey
Nabil Elouahabi - The cleaner
Karl Campbell - Tank
Niamatullah Arghandabi - The Ghost
Aqqalu Meekis - Wilf
Hekmat Bavari - Abdul
Darren Felbel - Shorty
Penny McDonald - Journalist

Taglines: Based on 1000 True Stories

Country: Canada

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

"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 »

I don't think it would be a wise choice to use a indefensible house in a middle of an open air field in the middle of nowhere as a safe-house by any intelligence service. It would be very easy to follow up, who meets there with whom. In real life safe-houses are in crowded city centers, where nobody notices who is entering it. See more »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

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.

Thanks Paul,

Major Brian Taylor, Canadian Army


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