Escaping to Canada, Eh?
Homeland available on Blu-ray and DVD!
“Homeland” makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie's lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Without spoiling the end of season 2 for those that have yet to witness the irrational but interesting relationship between Carrie and Brody, we will say it all ends with an escape to Canada. In celebration of the Blu-ray release available now, here are some of our favorite TV and film’s featuring characters that used the great Maple Leaf as their brief escape.
#1- Robin Takes Toronto in How I Met Your Mother
Our favorite loveable and ambitious news anchor is charged with assault after a bar-fight and has to become an American citizen to avoid being deported. Freaking out, Robin heads to her native, Toronto to avoid the trouble of taking an American citizenship test. She makes her way back to the states to apply for dual citizenship, keeping Canada close to her heart.
#2- Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde in Deadfall
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as a brother-sister crime duo who go on a crime spree in Michigan and after a catastrophic event, split up and plan to meet at the Canadian border. This dark crime and love story has too many twists that prevent the siblings from their original meeting point, which is lucky for Canada!
#3- John Candy as Sheriff Boomer in Canadian Bacon
In this 1980s film, a struggling politician who stops at nothing to raise his approval rates at the poll, this means trying to start a cold war with Canada. While this may not feature any characters jumping borders into Canada, it’s too hilarious to not include on this list.
#4- Joshua Jackson in One Week
Canadian born Joshua Jackson stars in this film as a young man that is diagnosed with cancer and decides to set out on a road trip from Toronto to Vancouver Island across Canada instead of beginning immediate treatment.
#5- Sean William Scott in Goons
How much more Canadian escape can you get than enjoying the great Canadian past time, hockey. In the film Goon, Sean William Scott is trying to find his place amongst a successful physician father and brother, and finds that in his new role as the enforcer for the local minor league hockey team.