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The Trojan Horse


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  • Actors: Paul Gross, Tom Skerritt, Greta Scacchi, William Hutt, Martha Burns
  • Directors: Charles Biname
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001DZOBZG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,742 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

When Canada dissolves its sovereignty and merges with the United States, disgruntled former Prime Minister Tom McLaughlin schemes to subvert American politics from the inside out by running as the next presidential candidate. But first he will have to deal with the conniving incumbent President Stanfield and a pesky British journalist that is on to his game.

Review

The Bourne Ultimatum in dark suits and ties. --Canwest News Service

Customer Reviews

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Well written, acted and directed.
Leonora A. Perry
Aside: Where can we find out about more good Canadian TV and film offerings while they are newly released?
Mairead McAlister
Characters you love and characters you love to hate all the while rooting for their redemption.
Thora Wease

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mairead McAlister on February 28, 2009
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Wow! Talk about gripping and intellectually surprising! This film is superb! I had previously been unable to find a copy of the miniseries that preceded it (H20), but I went on another quest after watching only part of Trojan Horse. I will now have the complete set to relish. What a treat this is! I'm not all that fond of action / political thrillers, but I think this one will (or should) become a classic. I am constantly drawn further in and can never see what comes up next. Very well written, directed, acted. Do not miss this film - you won't regret the 3 hours one little bit. You will want more!

Aside: Where can we find out about more good Canadian TV and film offerings while they are newly released? I've also bought _Slings and Arrows_, a completely different genre of film but equally witty, engaging, and top drawer storytelling from Canada with thought-provoking forays into exploration the human heart and psyche. Cheer up, Hamlet, indeed!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Thorne on February 26, 2009
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The Trojan Horse is perhaps a bit longer than many audiences would prefer and has a style of cinematography that is distinctly Canadian. For me - surrounded in Blockbuster by Hollywood films with different names but the same recipe - this story was refreshingly different.

The story centers around the absorption of the Canadian provinces into the U.S. and the resulting political intrigue surrounding one Canadian man's bid to insert himself as the next U.S. president.

While fictitious (and at times perhaps even ridiculous), the story contains certain elements of truth about U.S. politics, the rigors of the presidency, our current U.S. foreign affairs, and the strangely ambivalent relationship between the U.S. and Canada.

Good cast. Good intrigue. Worth watching.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim-Jim on May 9, 2009
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Although 3hrs long, this is edge-of-your-seat entertainment that's intelligent, witty and enthralling. Its got Paul Gross so how could they go wrong? The dialogue is sooooo good. Just great. [Btw, sequel to H20]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dac on April 14, 2009
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Short and sweet this movie was worth watching. Yes some of it was far fetched but then again, who knows how much of it could actually be reality today. I had to give it five stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Luedtke on June 7, 2010
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Apart from the fact that it's 3 hours long I really enjoyed this film. I'll be honest and say that I only watched it for Paul Gross but the writing and story and cast were very good.
I probably should have watched H2O first but it will be at my house with in the week.
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I viewed the first half of “The Trojan Horse” on-line, but could never access the second half. I was left hanging in the midst of international conspiracy, espionage, mystery, subterfuge and murder in an assortment of intricate sub-plots interwoven to make a riveting story.

Eventually I found the DVD at Amazon.com, and I loved the entire production. However, I felt something was missing, and it turned out that “Trojan Horse" was a sequel, and I needed to watch “H2O” to pick up the back-story.

All of the complex characters are skillfully portrayed by a team of highly acclaimed actors. Paul Gross is nothing short of brilliant as Tom McLaughlin; so is Martha Burns as down-to-earth Texas Senator Mary Miller.

Like “H2O,” “The Trojan Horse” is not easy recreational viewing; rather, it is very complex, and you need to pay close attention. Put the kids to bed, and pop the popcorn before cranking up the DVD player – any distractions will make you want to go back to see what you missed. Every event is predicated on deliciously perverse details you might have missed if you blinked.

With boundless political ambition at its very best, the playground moves from Canadian government to American politics. If you like thrills and spills in your viewing entertainment, you’ll love this film. The story wraps up with a MOST satisfying ending -- Karma, you know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sabu on February 13, 2010
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THOUGH IT'S 3 HOURS LONG THIS GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL DRAMA GRABS YOU AND KEEPS YOUR INTEREST UNTIL THE FINAL CREDITS ROLL
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