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  (in credits order)

Brad Johnson ... Jeff Hale

Karen Holness ... Mali

Emily Lloyd ... Alice Lidell Hargreaves

Jeremy Birchall ... Lev Ruach

Kevin Smith ... Valdemar
Nikita Kearsley ... Gwenafra
Brian Moore ... Monat

Cameron Daddo ... Samuel L. 'Sam' Clemens

Jonathan Cake ... Nero

Paolo Rotondo ... Flavius

Patrick Kake ... Tane

Colin Moy ... Langer
Lloyd Edwards ... The Mysterious Stranger
Crawford Thomson ... Warrior
André Kovachevitch ... Guard #1 (as Andrew Kovacevich)
Winston Pitt ... Guard #2
Russell Dixon ... Guard #3
Slade Leef ... Neanderthal Man
Mac Jeffrey Ong ... Asian Man

Florian Habicht ... German Man
Monish Anand ... Indian Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Morse ... Polodorius

Directed by
Kari Skogland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Jose Farmer  novels
Stuart Hazeldine 

Produced by
Peter Bray .... producer
Janine Coughlin .... executive producer
Janine Dickins .... producer
Topher Dow .... executive producer
Vince Gerardis .... executive producer
Mary Kahn .... producer
John Morayniss .... executive producer
Gub Neal .... executive producer
Alex Proyas .... executive producer
Don Reynolds .... executive producer
Justin Thomson .... co-producer (as Justin Thomson-Glover)
Original Music by
Victoria Kelly 
Cinematography by
Allen Guilford 
Film Editing by
Chris Plummer  (as Christopher Plummer)
Casting by
Elizabeth Melcher 
Production Design by
Ralph Davies 
Simon Murton 
Art Direction by
Nick Bassett 
Miro Harre 
Costume Design by
Jane Holland 
Makeup Department
Susan Glass .... key hair stylist
Susan Glass .... key makeup artist
Kylie Harris .... additional makeup
Gabrielle Jones .... makeup supervisor
Jane Petersen .... hair stylist
Jane Petersen .... makeup artist
Claire Rutledge .... casual makeup artist
Production Management
Jennifer Macleod .... post-production supervisor
Brian Walden .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Ambridge .... first assistant director
Paul Grinder .... second unit director
Lisa Marinkovich .... second assistant director
Luke Robinson .... second assistant director: second unit
Stephanie Weststrate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Bavin .... stand-by props
Joanna Henaghan .... art coordinator
Roger Murray .... model maker
Sound Department
Eric Apps .... re-recording mixer
Erik Culp .... foley mixer
Paul Germann .... sound effects editor
Graham Jones .... dialogue editor
Adam Martin .... boom operator
Graham Morris .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Sharon Ninness .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Paul Butterworth .... visual effects supervisor
Felix Crawshaw .... visual effects coordinator
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures (as Pete Denomme)
Ben Forster .... 3D digital artist
Andrew Hellen .... CG supervisor
Mary Holding .... digital compositor
Simon Maddison .... computer graphics supervisor
Dave Morley .... senior compositor
David Nelson .... senior matte painter
Sean Button .... stunts
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunts
Glen Levy .... stunts
Steve McQuillan .... stunt performer
Allan Poppleton .... stunts
Dayna Porter .... stunt performer
Steve Reinsfield .... stunt performer
Tim Wong .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Cervin .... camera operator
Scott Harman .... lighting technician
Brenden Holster .... first assistant camera
Murray Milne .... aerial cinematographer: second unit
Murray Milne .... underwater cinematographer: second unit
Kevin Riley .... cinematographer: second unit
Ben Ruffell .... aerial unit first assistant camera
David Sargison .... electrician
Gavin Stroud .... additional camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Bosley .... costume assistant
Simone Knight .... costume assistant
George Sartiano .... specialty costumes (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Aaron Marshall .... first assistant editor
Nicola Spencer .... assistant editor
Location Management
Annie Dodman .... location manager
Transportation Department
Spencer Faulkner .... swing driver
Sarah Spurway .... crew driver
Other crew
Linda Fenwick .... production coordinator
Dianne Moffatt .... script supervisor
Damian Molloy .... safety supervisor/medic
Sarah Spurway .... production secretary
Kevin Smith .... dedicatee

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UK:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Kevin Smith, who played Valdemar, died shortly after finishing this film. The film is dedicated to his memory.See more »
Continuity: During the fight on the boat, after Nero is fatally stabbed, he has a hole in his shirt and dribbles blood down it, staining it. However, when he falls off the boat, his shirt appears clean and unpunctured.See more »
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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17 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Utterly appalling adaptation., 20 May 2003
Author: richie42 from Huddersfield, UK

When I wrote my IMDb review of the TV film IT 'adapted' from Stephen King's magnificent novel, my 'one line summary' was: 'The worst book/film translation ever?'

I wrote that because, at the time, I believed it *was* the worst adaptation I had ever witnessed.

But now I find I have to review and redefine what I think about poor adaptations because, surely, THIS one is the worst ever.


I gave this movie every chance. I watched it (*suffered* it, more like) in the hope that at some point it would begin to bear more resemblance to Farmer's brilliant series of novels other than that there was a river in the movie, other than there was a boat, an alien, a Neanderthal type, a blonde (*BLONDE?!?*) Alice Hargreaves . . .

But I watched only to be increasingly disappointed.

I do so hope that when someone decides to adapt Arthur C. Clarke's *Rama Saga* for the big (or little) screen that it's not the Sci-Fi Channel who get the rights because if this adaptation of *Riverworld* is the general way they go about translating book to screen, I'll . . . well, I don't know - it doesn't bare thinking about.

My IMDb vote for this appalling adaptation is 1 out of 10. And I voted that ONLY because 0 (zero) isn't available.

My advice to anyone considering watching this movie is GIVE IT A MISS!

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