October 1970 (film)

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October 1970
Written by Wayne Grigsby
Peter Mitchell
Directed by Don McBrearty
Starring Patrick Labbé; Karine Vanasse, Fanny La Croix, Denis Bernard
Mark Day
Hugo Saint-Cyr
Gary Levert
Theme music composer Jonathan Goldsmith
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Laszlo Barna
Wayne Grigsby
David MacLeod
Running time 480 minutes
Distributor CBC Television
Original release
  • October 12, 2006 (2006-10-12)

October 1970 is an eight-part made-for-television series that played on Canadian television in October and November 2006. It is a dramatization of the actual events surrounding the October Crisis in the province of Quebec, Canada when members of the nationalist terrorist group the Front de libération du Québec abducted British Trade Commissioner James Cross and then Pierre Laporte, the Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour of Quebec, the latter of whom they murdered.

It was severely criticised by articles of and letters to Le Devoir :

Cast: (in credits order)


  1. ^ "Comment devenir un héros". Le Devoir. November 8, 2006. 

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