New Movie coming out about Aboriginal War Hero Tommy Prince

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New Movie coming out about Aboriginal War Hero Tommy Prince

Terry Hunter
Terry Hunter

February 11th, 2010, 8:18 pm #1

Hopefully, there won't be any scenes with him hooking up with a morphine addicted nurse.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story ... itoba.html
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February 11th, 2010, 10:35 pm #2

I hope the movie is good.
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Michael Peters
Michael Peters

February 12th, 2010, 3:54 am #3

Hopefully, there won't be any scenes with him hooking up with a morphine addicted nurse.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story ... itoba.html
Tommy Prince led quite an interesting life. The tragic nature of parts of his life coupled with the the "guts" of a man who was a hero will make for an interesting film. Hope they handle it well and stay with the true elements.

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Ed Storey
Ed Storey

February 12th, 2010, 4:04 am #4

The topic has real potential and if handled correctly could be a very exciting and successful motion picture.
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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

February 12th, 2010, 5:25 pm #5

Adam Beach is a good actor whom you may remember starred in 'Windtalkers' amongst many other projects. He's a full-blood member of the Ojibwa Nation who hails from Manitoba, and given a good script, will do a really good job as Tommy Prince. I certainly hope the production staff is up to the job! This could be a classic celebration of both our military and aboriginal heritages.

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Chris W.
Chris W.

February 13th, 2010, 4:39 am #6

Beach also played Ira Hayes in Flags of our Fathers.
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Christopher Furlotte
Christopher Furlotte

February 14th, 2010, 10:05 pm #7

Hopefully, there won't be any scenes with him hooking up with a morphine addicted nurse.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story ... itoba.html
Well, it's about bloody time someone finally got the initiative to make a film about this quiet Canadian hero!

Here's a bit about his biography.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Prince

Sad, and tragic ending though.

And info-regarding his M.M.,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Medal



Chris.
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Kevin Green
Kevin Green

February 16th, 2010, 4:14 am #8

When was the last time you saw a war movie and said to yourself "My, what a factually correct, true account, accurately portrayed and entertaining as well"? I'm guessing, it's been a while. For me it was the 1980 movie Sea Wolves, based on the last raid of the Calcutta Light Horse. Apart from being a little bit silly, the movie was quite accurate though they did kill a few people when in fact the raid went off without a hitch and with no casualties.

No, I can't get my hopes up when all shows produced recently seem to require a huge dose of BS. Adam Beach is a great actor and will play the part well but let's just assume when it is released that there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth on this forum.

Still, we can hope eh?
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Ed Storey
Ed Storey

February 16th, 2010, 10:18 am #9

For sure any motion picture has to have a certain 'spin' put on it to boost box office sales, there are some good ones out there so hope springs eternal that this project will eventually fall into the 'good' catagory.
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February 16th, 2010, 1:49 pm #10

When was the last time you saw a war movie and said to yourself "My, what a factually correct, true account, accurately portrayed and entertaining as well"? I'm guessing, it's been a while. For me it was the 1980 movie Sea Wolves, based on the last raid of the Calcutta Light Horse. Apart from being a little bit silly, the movie was quite accurate though they did kill a few people when in fact the raid went off without a hitch and with no casualties.

No, I can't get my hopes up when all shows produced recently seem to require a huge dose of BS. Adam Beach is a great actor and will play the part well but let's just assume when it is released that there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth on this forum.

Still, we can hope eh?
Flags of our Fathers - so about 2006.
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