Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story

Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story

Director: John N. Smith

Cast: John N. Smith, Michael Therriault, Kristin Booth

     
 

This docudrama explores the life and legacy of one of Canada's most important reformers: Tommy Douglas (Michael Therriault). A shrewd politician and a colorful personality, Douglas was a social crusader who helped bring universal healthcare to his country. Beginning in 1930 and ending in 1961, this two-part CBC miniseries follows Douglas's remarkable odyssey. When it…  See more details below

Overview

This docudrama explores the life and legacy of one of Canada's most important reformers: Tommy Douglas (Michael Therriault). A shrewd politician and a colorful personality, Douglas was a social crusader who helped bring universal healthcare to his country. Beginning in 1930 and ending in 1961, this two-part CBC miniseries follows Douglas's remarkable odyssey. When it first aired in 2006, it was greeted controversy due to the artistic license taken in the depiction of Saskatchewan premier Jimmy Gardiner.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
UPC:
0095163882426
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Bridgestone Multimed
Time:
3:00:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; The making of Tommy; Audio commentary; One town for another; Tommy's crew; Making of a riot; A set tour with Michael Therriault; Made in Saskatchewan; Growing old gracefully

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story
1. Chapter 1 [9:00]
2. Chapter 2 [16:24]
3. Chapter 3 [23:37]
4. Chapter 4 [16:15]
5. Chapter 5 [13:50]
6. Chapter 6 [21:05]
7. Chapter 7 [30:47]
8. Chapter 8 [25:55]
9. Chapter 9 [15:52]
10. Chapter 10 [4:09]

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