A dramatization of the Canadian October Crisis when cells of a Quebecois terrorist organization took hostages in 1970.




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Series cast summary:
Patrick Labbé ...  Giguere 8 episodes, 2006
Karine Vanasse ...  Christine 8 episodes, 2006
Mathieu Grondin Mathieu Grondin ...  Jacques Lanctôt 8 episodes, 2006
Fanny La Croix ...  Louise Lanctôt 8 episodes, 2006
Mark Day ...  Mark Lepage 8 episodes, 2006
Hugo St-Cyr ...  Paul Rose 8 episodes, 2006
Eric Paulhus ...  Bernard Lortie 8 episodes, 2006
Paul Doucet ...  Jean Marc 8 episodes, 2006
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Reporter Michel St-Louis 8 episodes, 2006
Renee Abbott ...  Novelty Store Clerk 8 episodes, 2006
John Awoods John Awoods ...  Store Clerk 8 episodes, 2006
John Beale John Beale ...  Robert Bourassa 8 episodes, 2006
Joey Campbell Joey Campbell 8 episodes, 2006
Rejean Cournoyer Rejean Cournoyer ...  Pascau 8 episodes, 2006
Normand Daneau ...  Marc Carbonneau 8 episodes, 2006
Alexandre Fortin Alexandre Fortin ...  Jacques Cossette-Trudel 8 episodes, 2006
Michael Ray Fox ...  Secret Service Agent 8 episodes, 2006
Mitchell Landzaat Mitchell Landzaat ...  Branko Cop 8 episodes, 2006
Josh MacDonald Josh MacDonald ...  Viger 8 episodes, 2006
Louis-David Morasse Louis-David Morasse ...  Francis Simard 8 episodes, 2006
Olivier Morin ...  Jacques Rose 8 episodes, 2006
Paulino Nunes ...  Sgt. Albert Lisacek 8 episodes, 2006
Leah Ostry ...  Claire 8 episodes, 2006
Mark A. Owen ...  Cop 8 episodes, 2006
Dax Ravina ...  Michel 8 episodes, 2006
Cindy Sampson ...  Sylvie 8 episodes, 2006
Christopher Shore ...  Robert Comeau 8 episodes, 2006
Ian Tench Ian Tench ...  Gun Clerk 8 episodes, 2006
Hugh Thompson ...  Donald McLeery 8 episodes, 2006
R.H. Thomson ...  James Richard Cross 8 episodes, 2006
Joseph Wynne ...  Yves Langlois 8 episodes, 2006
David Patrick Flemming ...  Nigel Hamer 7 episodes, 2006
Jean-Emery Gagnon Jean-Emery Gagnon ...  Robert Lemieux 6 episodes, 2006
Denis Bernard ...  Pierre Laporte 5 episodes, 2006
Derek Moran ...  Branko Alton 5 episodes, 2006


October 1970 is an eight-part series set at the height of the Quebec crisis. Moving from cops to kidnappers, politicos to sympathizers, this drama makes the political personal: Louise Lanctot battling the macho culture of her FLQ cell, political aides from Ottawa and Quebec City reflecting the tension between the two solitudes, the Rose-Lanctot rivalry within the FLQ and the Bourassa-Laporte tension. And none of the police departments trust each other. Written by CBC

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12 October 2006 (Canada) See more »

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »


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CAD4,000,000 (estimated)
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26 March 2007 | by Mark PriceSee all my reviews

Well I was curious about Karine Vanasse who was excellent in Set Me Free in 1999 and wanted to see what else she had done. In 1970 I was 18 and only interested in football, girls & drinking. World affairs who cares. I became fascinated by this true story and knew nothing of it at the time. Patrick Labbe is quality as the strong but quiet police lieutenant in charge. The dialogue and plot is good throughout and the pace only slows here and there. Some acting is wooden but the majority are very believable. I watched this yesterday and have today been on the internet to see how close it was to the facts. It was true to the historical events and so overall I give it 8 out of 10 and recommend it highly

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