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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
Kevin Smith ...
Valdemar
Nikita Kearsley ...
Gwenafra
Brian Moore ...
Monat
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Nero
Paolo Rotondo ...
Flavius
Patrick Kake ...
Tane
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Langer
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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Combines elements of several of the Riverworld novels. See more »

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When Nero is killed and falls from the boat, he is holding his sword in his right hand. But during the fall, his sword moves to his left hand and is then released to fall into the water. As he impacts the river, the sword has returned to his right hand. 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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Wrong, wrong, wrong
28 March 2003 | by (Bremerton, Washington) – See all my reviews

I knew as soon as I saw the ads on TV that this was going to be a gross misinterpretation of my favorite series of books. From the first scene the story veered sharply away from the books, and quickly disintegrated from there. Where shall I start? Bubbles? Where was the pre-resurrection chamber? Hundred-foot tall grailstones? CLOTHING? ONE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE! I'll stop here because it does get worse. In the books, Sir Richard Burton is the hero. A better action hero was never created, and, best of all, he really existed. Alas, he has become Sir Not Appearing In This Film. Emily Lloyd as Alice Hargreaves was a decent choice, although Lloyd's bleached hair was at odds with Hargreave's famous raven black hair. Hundreds of pages of prose cannot make a two hour movie, and the makers of this film seemingly cut and pasted with great glee. In fact, they seem to have subscribed to the David Lynch school of movie adaptation: Never read the original book. In short, this was two hours of my life that I was robbed of. I expected much more from SciFi Channel.


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