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Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story
Prairie Giant The Tommy Douglas Story
Actors: Ryland Alexander, Michael Therriault, Kristin Booth
Director: John M. Smith
Genres: Drama
UR     2009     3hr 0min


     
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Actors: Ryland Alexander, Michael Therriault, Kristin Booth
Director: John M. Smith
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/04/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Truly oustanding
Domenico Rosa | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This demonstrates what can be achieved when voters elect legislators who act in the public interest, who cannot be bought by lobbyists, and who actually draft the laws."
A moving, timely and inspirational story
Lillian | Managua, Nicaragua | 09/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this when it was a made for TV movie for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. It's the story of a Baptist minister in the prairie during the Great Depression who sees the needs of his people and starts organizing ways to help. An incident involving striking miners politicizes him which displeases the church. He is forced to choose between what they saw as being too political and his activities as minister. It's a moving story that even kept my 12 year old glued to it which really amazed me. I thought a kid would find the story-line boring. It's the story of Tommy Douglas' adult life until his death, and how he fought so that all Canadians could have health insurance and many other benefits. It's an inspiration and certainly timely as the US debates something as fundamental as health care for all. (BTW Tommy Douglas' mother died because she didn't have insurance and that helped fuel his fight)."