Due South: The Pilot

  |  Buy to Own: 15/01/2007
  |  100 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Due South: The Pilot Film Poster


Pilot movie for the popular series centred on a Canadian Mountie on the streets of Chicago. Cross-border mirth was the intention as the Canadian mountie caricature Constable Benton Fraser (Paul Gross) perpetuated every Canadian stereotype known in the US from beaver fur to blubber eating and igloo-dwelling! A veteran Canadian Mountie is shot and killed in an isolated valley in the Northwest Territories. After an investigation, the shooting is judged a 'hunting accident.' That is until the slain Mountie's son arrives on the scene. Benton Fraser, also of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, begins his own private investigation of the 'accident,' and discovers that the valley his father was killed in also contains the bodies of several caribou. The caribou, according to a local Inuit hunter, apparently died because they 'drank too much.' Fraser checks with the local charter company and finds that a group of dentists from Chicago were recently in the area for a hunting trip. Armed with this knowledge and his belief that his father's death is not a simple 'hunting accident,' Fraser requests a transfer to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago.