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 and marxist 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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