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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 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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Nice try - but!
22 October 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I congratulate the Americans for being brave enough to take some thing British with an edge and try to make their audience accept something that does not have a laughter track, go for 15 minutes plus adverts, and include "in" jokes that will not last 6 months of currency.

It just worked with "The Office", but even it is not exportable.

Unfortunately Viva does not work and the terrific Blackpool original needed an understanding of the working class of the UK, which the yanks will never comprehend.

The music and songs is an escape from the drab cloudy dirty streets of Britain and Blackpool is their escape to fun (sitting on a beach in socks and sandals with a handkerchief with knotted corners on their heads, and trouser legs rolled up - the only escape from normal working life - a 'fun parlour'.

Viva should have taken a New York beach resort like Brighton Beach or Coney Island during the colder months and the carnival type characters who live in the shadows conning the punters.


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