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Riverworld (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  22 March 2003 (USA)
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Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld'. The humans are ... See full summary »

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Jeff Hale
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Mali
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Lev Ruach
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Valdemar
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Gwenafra
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Monat
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Nero
Paolo Rotondo ...
Flavius
Patrick Kake ...
Tane
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Lloyd Edwards ...
The Mysterious Stranger
Crawford Thomson ...
Warrior
André Kovachevitch ...
Guard #1 (as Andrew Kovacevich)
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Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld'. The humans are left to their own devices and create tribal fiefdoms and succumb to brutal wars and raids. A mysterious race of hooded 'beings' oversee them - sometimes intervening, but their motives are unknown. Anyone who has ever lived and died on Earth comes here rather than 'the afterlife', even an extra-terrestrial call Monat, who had the unfortunate luck of dying on Planet earth in 2039. Hale leads a revolt and joins with others on a large boat to explore this mysterious new world. Written by stonegriffin

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The character played by Emily Lloyd is supposed to be a grown up version of the little girl who inspired the famous story Alice in Wonderland. See more »

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Alice is portrayed as a blonde. The real Alice Liddell-Hargreaves (1852-1934) had dark hair. See more »

Quotes

Monat: My name is Monat.
[other prisoners gasp]
Alice: What is it? What are you?
Monat: I am not human, as you can see, but neither am I dangerous, I assure you.
Jeff Hale: [to the others] It's all right.
[turns back to Monat]
Jeff Hale: Incredible.
Monat: I am from a star system your astronomers named Tau Ceti.
Jeff Hale: Yes, Tau Ceti. Are there other extraterrestrials here?
Monat: Alas, I am the only one.
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Read the book
14 April 2003 | by (Williamstown, NJ) – See all my reviews

The movie does a great disservice to Farmer's series of novels.

The book's interesting story line is morphed into a series of martial arts choreographies for TV - typical 21st century emphasis on cartooning over substance. And how did an 18th century female slave from Africa learn Bruce Lee's moves? Forget the screenplay; read the book.


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