Hyena Road

Synopsis: Hyena Road is centered around the Canadian Forces deployed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Forces are encountering resistance from insurgents as they construct "Hyena Road" deep into Taliban territory. Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders, the leader of a rifle squad, finds himself under heavy fire while on sentry duty on the road. After their assigned evacuation vehicles are unable to reach their location, the squad moves on foot and reaches a Pashtun village. There are harbored by a tribal elder in his home, who also sends the Taliban away after they attack the village with rockets while searching for the Canadians. Sanders and his squad evacuate the area and return to base, where his secret lover Captain Jennifer Bowman, a communications officer, is also stationed. Meanwhile, Captain Pete Mitchell, an intelligence officer, carries out normal duties as the road is constructed, with little help from the Canadian's Afghani allies. When he hears Sanders' story of the Afghani elder, he de
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Paul Gross
Production: Rhombus Media
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

Kandahar Province,

southern Afghanistan,

the birthplace of the Taliban.

It's 54,000 square kilometres

of brutal insurgency,

conflicting agendas,

tribal rivalry and blood feuds.

This is the Canadian Forces'

area of operation. We wear it.

And every day, we drive deeper

into the furnace

of enemy country.

It's one hell of a rough road.

Three Niner Alpha, this is 66.

66, this is Three Niner Alpha.

Send. Over.

66. I have contact. Over.

Three Niner Alpha, roger.

About 15 left to one.

Wind gusts 15 to 20.

Left to right.

Old left-hand-sided target.


The buddy's got a shovel.

- Could be a farmer.

- On a road?

Why not?

'Cause it's a road, man.

Could be a real shitty farmer

who's, like, constantly

puzzled, you know?

He's in the village asking,

"Why are my crops so lousy?"

And no one has the heart

to say, "Hey, buddy...

you can't grow, like...

anything on a road."

Will you shut the f*** up?

Bad move. He's got a

shell casing shaped like a 122,

orange det cord

sticking out of the nose.

Three Niner Alpha, this is 66.

I have PID, positive ID

on one times insurgent.

Time of contact 10:28 local.

66, this is Three Niner Alpha.


Three Niner Alpha, 66. Sitrep.

One times insurgent,

grey man jams,

black head dress, holding

a 122 mm shell casing

with orange det cord

emanating from the top.


Coming out of the top.

And now he's placing

the projectile into the hole.

One Road Hyena. 650 meters

to the north-north-west

of grid Quebec Quebec 4176-8134.

Three Niner Alpha,


When he stands back up,



Send it.

Three Niner Alpha, 66.

Three Niner Alpha, send.

One times insurgent engaged

in centre mass. No motion.

At grid Quebec Quebec


Moving to RV extraction

at grid Quebec Quebec 4199-8226.

Three Niner Alpha,

roger that, 66.

One times insurgent VSA.

We are pushing higher assets

to confirm.

66, roger. xfiling now.

Three Niner Alpha, roger.

Your ride's en route.

Three One Charlie,

this is Three Niner.

Move now.

Three One Charlie.

We're on the move.

Pick them up in 10 Mikes.

Higher assets confirmation:

one times insurgent KIA

at grid Quebec Quebec 4176-8134.

What's up?

Take a look at that culvert.

Covers a stretch of road out

50 metres to the left.

Three One Charlie, this is 66.

What's your ETA?

66, Three One Charlie.

We're 3-4 Mikes the other side of the hill.

Three One Charlie, this is 66.

Advise you hold your position.

Do not crest the hill. I say

again, do not crest the hill.

We've got something weird

on the road.

Gonna have a look.

Wait out.

66, Three One Charlie.

Good copy.

Hickey, get the Coyote

on the patch just 10 meters

left of that culvert,

put a round in it.

What do you think?

It's probably nothing.

Hickey, put a round

in that patch next to it.

Could be just

a bad patch of road.

- What if you're wrong?

- When have I ever been wrong?

- My sister.

- Yeah, that was bad.

Hickey, just for fun,

chamber up a Raufuss.

Line up on that patch

dead ahead of us.

Let's see what

an incendiary does.


Send it.

You okay?

Yeah. F***!

We're blown.

- Ambush!

- Go, go, go!

- Go! Get the f*** outta there!

- Covering!

- Move it!

- Covering!


- Leaving!

- Leaving!

Three Niner Alpha,

this is 66. Sitrep.

We are being effectively

engaged. xfiling now. Over.

- Three Niner Alpha, roger. Out.

- We got a TIC,

we got troops in contact.

Three One Charlie,

Three Niner Alpha.

Did you acknowledge last

from 66?

Three One Charlie, roger that.

Moving out now.

66. Negative.

Do not crest the hill.

The road is filled with IEDs.

You're the target.

Can you circle the ridge,

get us on the back side?

Three one Charlie, roger.

But it's two zero,

two five Mikes at best.

Break Break. 66, Three Niner

Alpha. What's the force size?

66. Two zero

to two five hostiles.

Am seeking strong point.

Wait out.


- They're still on us!

- F***!

- Motherf***er!

- They got us cut off!

We need to find

a strong point!

I got a village!

66, we're moving

at the grape field.

We'll strong-point from there.

Wait out.




We're blocked, we're blocked!

Go that way!

Over the wall! Come on!

- Cover!

- Go, Tank!

- Let's go!

- Go, go, go!

- On my 6!

- Go, go, go!

- We got a door!

- Move, move!

Changing mags!

- Check your back!

- Check your back!


- Covering!

- Covering!

Tank, Hickey, go!

Go, go, go!

- Go, go! Argh!

- Covering! Go!

- We got a door straight ahead!

- Go!

F***! It's blocked!

66, Three Niner Alpha.

Send sitrep. Over.

- 66.

- Covering!

We still have contact.

We're moving into village,

will strong-point from there,

Send grid, over.

- Get Lavigne on Zero, ASAP.

- You're with Zero, ma'am.

Zero, this is

Three Niner Alpha.

I've got troops in contact.

Force size:
two five insurgents.

Request fast air.


Three Niner Alpha,

this is Zero. Roger that.

We'll see what we got

in the air.

TAC-P, what lines

are we flying right now?

- A 2-ship, not in range.

- Get 'em there. Push 'em hard.

Fires, get me a PSS-SOF grid.

Roger that.

66, this is Three Niner Alpha.

Convoy's en route

and Zero's pushing fast air,

but you're gonna have to hang in there.

66, acknowledged, over.

We gotta find another

point of entrance!


There's an opening!

Thank you, Mister Taliban!


Hank, Hick!

Clear! Clear!

- Clear!

- Let's go!

It's all clear!

Alright, Ryan, we got

a compound, dead up there.

Roger that. Go!


Contact grid!

- Moving!

- Covering!


- Covering!

- Moving!

- Clear!

- Clear!


- Clear!

- Clear!


- They're surrounding us!

- Three Niner Alpha.

Send sitrep. Over.

- Inviting us in?

- I think he wants to help.

66. Three Niner Alpha.

Sitrep, please.

66, send sitrep. Over.

Three Niner Alpha, 66.

Three Niner Alpha, send.

66, we're hold up inside

compound at grid... Travis!

Quebec, Quebec, 4133...

Quebec, Quebec, 4133-8921.

We have a section plus of

insurgents encircling compound.

We need QRF extraction

for 4 PAX, ASA-f***ing-P.

We got an elder with crazy eyes,

he's uh...

he's asking us inside.

I'm moving in.

We'll strong-point from here.


- Did he say crazy eyes?

- Yeah.

Can I get a description

of the elder?

66, this is Zero.

Describe the friendly.

66, did you not hear me?

We need QRF extraction now!

It's important.

66, I say again,

describe the friendly.Over.

66, elder is about, uh...

I don't know, he's Afghan old.

Weird eyes, different colours.

Break, break.

Zero, they're jammed here,

we gotta get them out!

Three Niner Alpha,

we're pushing. Will advise.


Let's move in! Come on!

Let's move in!

- Clear!

- Clear!

Everybody take a quarter.

Three Niner Alpha, 66 looking

for status on that ride home.

66, Three Niner Alpha,

QRF is two zero Mikes out

and you are danger close

for artillery.

You'll have to hunker down.

We'll get you out of there ASAP.

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Paul Gross

Paul Michael Gross, OC (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer, and writer born in Calgary, Alberta. He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television series Due South as well as his 2008 war film Passchendaele, which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. During Due South's final season, Gross acted as executive producer in addition to starring, wrote the season three opener and finale, the two part series finale and wrote and sang songs for the show, some of which can be found on the two Due South soundtracks. He later found success with another Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows. He also produced one film with Akshay Kumar called Speedy Singhs starring Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani. more…

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