Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden, dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. Based on the BBC murder-mystery-musical series, "Blackpool."

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2007   Unknown  
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 Mick Murphy (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Jack Holden / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Amy (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Ripley Holden (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Natalie Holden (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Peter Carlyle (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Dealer (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Reuben A. Tafoya ...
 Dealer (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Jonesy (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Marcus (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Cheyenne Holden (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Bunny (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Casino Waitress (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Diane (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Ring Girl / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Nate (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Kristina 2007 (2 episodes, 2007)
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Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden, dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. Based on the BBC murder-mystery-musical series, "Blackpool."

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Sin has a new city!

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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18 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Viva Blackpool  »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Remake of Blackpool (2004) See more »

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Awful version of a great show
6 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is amazing how terrible this show is. The original series, the BBC's Viva la Blackpool is well acted, original, and surreal. It is a joy to watch. I would highly recommend it.

There have been a lot of British shows that have been butchered by their American adaptations, but none have missed the mark as badly as Viva Laughlin. The original works because the music punctuates the feelings of an otherwise very serious and dark story. The result is surreal and edgy.

Laughlin is a painful over the top Broadwayisation of the original. Laughlin's horrible acting and reworked script makes it impossible for you to connect to any of the characters.

Laughlin fails miserably at capturing any of the emotion or beauty of the BBC version.


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