Maverick in the MakingDVD - 2004
This is a compelling dramatization of the formative years of the man who became Canada's 15th Prime Minister, examining the forces that shaped his brilliant mind and fierce political will. Fatherless at the age of 14, his intellect honed by a classical education, the young Pierre-Elliott Trudeau was a law student who challenged his professors, a Catholic who defied his church, a restless traveler and a man reluctant to commit, even to the woman he loved. Trudeau was a social and political gadfly. But he was committed to one ideal - the proposition that individual right are critical to a just society. The magnetic attraction of power tugged Trudeau into the centre of a political life that also spun headlines for a romantic adventure.