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Tahmoh Penikett ... Matt Ellman

Mark Deklin ... Sam Clemens

Peter Wingfield ... Richard Burton

Jeananne Goossen ... Tomoe Gozen

Alan Cumming ... Judas Caretaker

Laura Vandervoort ... Jessie Machalan

Chiara Zanni ... Deborah Glass

Matty Finochio ... Antonio Roja

Romina D'Ugo ... Allegra Braccioforte de Venezia
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Youseff Mbaye

Arnold Pinnock ... Simon Porter

Bruce Ramsay ... Francisco Pizarro
Meg Roe ... Amalie Fabarge

Thea Gill ... Female Caretaker

Matthew MacCaull ... Hal Douglas

Alessandro Juliani ... Daniel Glass

Aleks Paunovic ... Bernardo

Michael Adamthwaite ... Evgeny

Alex Zahara ... Ludwig Dürr (night 2)

Terry Chen ... Eddie (night 2)
Potjana Khong-Jaroen ... Bomber (as Potjana Khongjaroen)
Tim Henry ... Old Hal (night 1)
David Bloom ... Old Antonio (night 1)

Tasha Simms ... Old Deborah (night 1)
Jano Frandsen ... Old Daniel (night 1)

Marilyn Norry ... Mark Twain's Nurse (night 1)

Peter Shinkoda ... Yoshinaka (night 2)

Donald Adams ... Garren
Ava Russel ... Garren's Daughter

Panou ... Male Caretaker
Anna Carrizales ... Female Slave
Nicole Rockmann ... Woman at Camp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharmaine Yeoh ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Gillard 
Writing credits
Robert Hewitt Wolfe (teleplay) (as Robert Wolfe) &
Randall M. Badat (teleplay) (as Randall Badat)

Robert Hewitt Wolfe (story) (as Robert Wolfe) &
Hans Beimler (story)

Philip Jose Farmer  Riverworld series of novels (as Philip José Farmer) and
Randall M. Badat  teleplay (night 2) (as Randall Badat)

Robert Hewitt Wolfe (story) (night 2) and
Hans Beimler (story) (night 2)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Matthew O'Connor .... executive producer
Michael O'Connor .... producer
Tom Rowe .... executive producer
Michael Shepard .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jim Guttridge  (as James Guttridge)
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James R. Symons 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Lynn Kressel 
Kevin Kuffa 
Production Design by
Michael Joy 
Art Direction by
Paolo G. Venturi  (as Paolo Venturi)
Tony Wohlgemuth 
Set Decoration by
Mark Lane 
Costume Design by
Nancy Bryant 
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... key hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Sarah Koppes .... hair assistant
Lisa Love .... makeup department head
Amanda McGowan .... makeup assistant
Amy St. Jean .... assistant makeup artist
Juliana Vit .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Michael O'Connor .... post-production supervisor
Holly Redford .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Burnett .... third assistant director
Chris Lamb .... second assistant director (as Christopher C. Lamb)
Mick MacKay .... first assistant director
Mick MacKay .... second unit director
Matthew O'Connor .... second unit director
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director (as Andreian Drianko)
Behjat Benham .... on-set dresser (as Behjat Benam)
Martin P. Blaine .... construction foreman (as Martin Blaine)
Matthew Campbell .... lead greens
Dave Carlson .... set dresser
Brenda Chometsky .... set decoration buyer
David Curley .... construction coordinator (as Dave Curley)
Dylan Dowd .... head greens
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Antonio Germinario .... props builder
Antonio Germinario .... props buyer
Tom Johnston .... lead painter
Alex Kutschera .... property master
Gordon Bud Lancaster .... paint foreman (as Gordon Lancaster)
Troy Mazzucco .... second assistant props
Don McGill .... assistant property master
Dave Molson .... construction buyer
Deborah Morriss .... paint coordinator
Dave Paddon .... assistant set decorator
Kevin Schmid .... illustrator
Kevin Schmid .... storyboard artist
Brad Shemko .... assistant property master
Shelley Silverman .... assistant art director
Scott Stewart .... lead dresser
Claire Svastal .... art department assistant
Jim Thorburn .... set decoration buyer (as James Thorburn)
Sound Department
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Allyson Cole .... assistant sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue supervisor
Graham Crowell .... cable puller
David M. Cyr .... sound mixer (as David J. Cyr)
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor (as Dario Disanto)
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Kirby Jinnah .... sound supervisor
Philip J. MacCormick .... boom operator
Christine McLeod .... dialogue editor
Laurie Melhus .... post audio coordinator
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Glen Noseworthy .... foley mixer
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Quinton .... assistant sound editor
Christopher M. Ray .... m&e re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
Tony Rodney .... assistant sound editor
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant sound editor (as Josh Stevenson)
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
James Wallace .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
David Barkes .... special effects coordinator
Gerry Maynard .... first assistant special effects
Joel McGowan .... special effects best boy
Rob Tomsic .... first assistant special effects
Sean Tyson .... second assistant special effects
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... CG artist: Five VFX
Corey Bastiaans .... CG artist: Five VFX
Frank Belina .... CG artist: Five VFX
Chris Boettcher .... Smoke artist
Paul Chapman .... compositor: Five VFX
Patrick Conaty .... compositor: Five VFX
Bryan Davies .... CG artist: Five VFX
Arlend Engar .... CG artist: Five VFX
Kornel Farkas .... compositor: Five VFX
Ian Fenton .... lead digital artist: Five VFX
Kevin Genzel .... lead digital artist: Five VFX
Mark Goldberg .... compositor: Five VFX
Nick Gray .... technical supervisor: Five VFX
Brad Griffin .... animator: Five VFX
Kristen Griffin .... animator: Five VFX
Paul Griffin .... animation supervisor: Five VFX
Alix MacKay .... mountaineer: Five VFX
Kenneth Meyer .... animation supervisor: Five VFX (as Ken Meyer)
Mark Rasmussen .... compositor: Five VFX
Christopher J. Richardson .... compositor: Five VFX (as Christopher Richardson)
Kennedy Shah .... compositor: Five VFX
Jenn Strom .... visual effects editor: Five VFX
Donald Tse .... compositor: Five VFX
Bruce Turner .... visual effects supervisor
Noel Wright .... compositor: Five VFX
Fraser Aitcheson .... stunt performer
Kwesi Ameyaw .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunt rigger
Clint Carleton .... stunt performer
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt performer
Brent Connolly .... stunt performer
Crystal Dalman .... stunts
Colin Decker .... stunt rigger
Mark Deklin .... stunts
Mike Desabrais .... stunt performer
Matty Finochio .... stunts
Lani Gelera .... stunt performer
Jeananne Goossen .... stunts
Rob Hayter .... stunt performer
Jeff Hotte .... safety diver
Jon Kralt .... stunt performer
Larry Lam .... fight choreographer
Don Lew .... stunt performer
Kit Mallet .... stunts
James Michalopolous .... stunts
Aleks Paunovic .... stunts
Tahmoh Penikett .... stunts
Arnold Pinnock .... stunts
Darryl Quon .... stunt performer
Darryl Quon .... stunt wire technician
Bruce Ramsay .... stunts
Matt Reimer .... stunt performer
Ronald Robinson .... stunt performer (as Ron Robinson)
Todd Scott .... stunt performer
Jon Stephenson .... safety diver
Clay Virtue .... stunt performer
Marshall Virtue .... stunt coordinator
J.C. Williams .... stunts
Peter Wingfield .... stunts
Eli Zagoudakis .... stunt double: Bruce Ramsay
Camera and Electrical Department
Dusty Anderson .... lamp operator
John Brown .... rigging gaffer
Whare Davis .... company grip
Enrique del Rio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Enrique Del Rio)
James Dittiger .... stills photographer
Dean Ekstrom .... company grip
Rob Graham .... data manager
Spiro Grant .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Pauline Heaton .... underwater director of photography (as Pauline R. Heaton)
Lionel Hebert .... company grip
Ting Henson .... best boy: lighting (as Ting Hensen)
H. Christopher Hunter .... dolly grip (as Christopher Hunter)
William Kassis .... gaffer (as Bill Kassis)
Tenzin Lhalungpa .... Steadicam
Tenzin Lhalungpa .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael McLellan .... key grip
Triston Nelson .... camera trainee
Randal Platt .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Randall Platt)
Geoff Roop .... lamp operator
Krista Stumph .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jase Tanner .... generator operator
Leonard Taylor .... lamp operator
Paul Thomson .... best boy grip
A.J. Vesak .... director of photography: helicopter
Nick Watson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ray Wong .... data manager
Casting Department
Sara Brown .... extras casting assistant
Kit Hayward .... extras casting
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting associate (as JJ Olgivy)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Best .... truck costumer
Jessica Costa .... assistant costume designer
Marco Daxton .... costumer
Slavica Grkavac .... cutter
Tara R. Hinecker .... background costumer
Hollie McBeth .... costume dyer/breakdown
Ute Porath .... cutter: leather
Allison Roy .... seamstress
Jennifer K. Sharpe .... set supervisor (as Jennifer Sharpe)
Trina Skare .... background costumer
Editorial Department
Frank Robinson .... colorist
Kelly Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kerry Galloway .... music recording engineer
Rich Walters .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ron Aimer .... driver: cast
Ron Buyck .... driver: cast (as Ronnie R. Buyck)
Louie Hausner .... transport captain (as Louie J. Hausner)
Robert Hinds .... driver: construction
Robin King .... driver: cable truck
Al Parisien .... driver: hair / MU trailer
John Parisien .... driver: electrics tractor
Mickey Sangha .... driver: honeywagon
Rainer Scheelisch .... driver: construction
Duane Shearer .... production driver
Jason Swetlikoe .... driver: cast
John Swetlikoe .... transport coordinator
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture vehicle wrangler
Jovan Vujatovic .... unit driver
Other crew
Tony Alcantar .... dialect coach: pre-production
Blue Angus .... boat wrangler (as Mark Angus)
David Jay Austin .... boat wrangler
Violet Barisoff .... craft service
Paddy Bickerton .... legal affairs: Reunion Pictures
Byron Briscoe .... boat wrangler (as Byron Brisco)
Shane Carlson .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Charette .... set production assistant
Neal Clarance .... chartered accountant
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Dixie Cutler .... unit publicist
Mike Doiron .... assistant location manager (as Michael Doiron)
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kathryn M. Drew)
Allixandra East .... stand-in (as Allixandrea East)
Than Hadjioannou .... security coordinator
Kerry Hansen .... horse wrangler
Tamara Harland .... set production assistant
Dave Harvey .... payroll (as David Harvey)
Ingrid Kenning .... script supervisor (as Ingrid V. Kenning)
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator
Brent Kudrick .... boat wrangler
Katy Lew .... production finance
Karen Lo .... assistant location manager
Lucy MacLeod .... production coordinator
Mike McDevitt .... chef
Shauna Michell .... office production assistant
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor: second unit
Peter Murray .... helicopter pilot: Camera: uncredited
T.J. O'Connor .... set production assistant (as TJ O'Connor)
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive for Sonar Entertainment
Christina Ollson .... key production assistant
Lei Leng Ong .... assistant to producers
Gabriella Pirocchi .... assistant chef
Jennifer Pitcher .... assistant: Mr. Gillard
Ken Poole .... set production assistant
Paul Patrick Quinn .... post production executive
Ross Redhead .... studio manager
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Jarod Ridge .... assistant coordinator
Gwyn E. Shipman .... boat wrangler (as Gwyn Shipman)
Brian L. Smith .... accounts payable
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in
Danny Virtue .... horse coordinator
Danny Virtue .... trainer

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Five VFX (visual effects) (as Five Visual Effects)
Other Companies

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Canada:178 min | Germany:189 min

Did You Know?

This miniseries was produced for the U.S. SyFy channel, and a large part of the cast consists of actors who have previously appeared in SyFy (previously "SciFi") productions, such as: Tahmoh Penikett and Alessandro Juliani ("Battlestar Galactica" (2004)); Alan Cumming ("Tin Man" (2007)); Peter Wingfield ("Caprica" (2009)); Kwesi Ameyaw("Battlestar Galactica" (2003) and "Eureka" (2006)); Arnold Pinnock ("Warehouse 13" (2009)).See more »
Hal Douglas:That your friend?
Matt Ellman:I hope so, I sure as hell don't want her as an enemy.
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Paid Too Much Money, 29 July 2011
Author: rls0812

River World is an interesting movie to say the least. I never read the books, so I'm judging this movie on it's own merits.

The story line of this film is fairly unique, though reminiscent of Matrix in a way.

The plot line is confusing at times, but moves along at a decent pace. I hate all the random "plot conveniences" that happen, it just seems like it cheapens it.

Time it's self can pass oddly, the movie not telling us if days, weeks, months, or years pass in between scenes.

The acting is so - so, performances ranging from good, to deadpan. The characters them selves seem to have some continuity flaws, as certain actions do not fit with the established character.

This film also seems like it trying to compete with "Battle Royale" for the most pointless flashbacks.

Special effects are cheap. Staging and set design are minimalistic, bordering on barren.

The one thing that stuck out the most was the movie's lack of logic. There is 'suspension of disbelief' , and than there is throwing logic out the window.

As the movie progresses, this gets worse and worse. I perfectly well understand they are on an alien planet, and have folks from most time periods present, but that is far from explaining the black holes of thinking.

Our main characters run into the conquistadors, who, 2 years ago, finished building the prominently featured river boat, for Mark Twain. The encampment of the conquistadors seems like it's a in the middle ages, nothing much advanced, not even guns.

The river boat, on the other hand, has all kinds of modern items, including a small bore cannon.

What does Pizarro have? A ballista he incorrectly calls a catapult. Wouldn't he and his men have more modern stuff if they engineered and built the river boat ?

I'm sorry, but that river boat is one large continuity error. There is no way it could have been built the way it was shown, in the amount of time specified ( 3 years ). I was not intentionally looking for logic errors, this stuff just jumped out at me almost instantly.

With out more modern manufacturing facilities, the boat, and what comes later, could have not been made at all.

Some of the stuff the boat had that really bugged me is: 1 modern light bulb, the cannon, rolled steel, stamped steel, welded steel, pressurized pipe ( welded and screwed ) with modern valves, hydraulic hoses, modern nuts and bolts, ** a bench grinder **, plastics, modern dead bolt locks, and a pair of dial calipers.

Two other errors that jumped out at me on the boat were a modern thermostat, and the wrenches on the peg board, had the manufacturer's names stamped on them.

As the movie progresses, we are introduced to more out of place stuff, such as cartridge bullets, mass produced glass, chrome plating, braided steel wire, and RPGs.

If you can over look the sometimes insane character interactions / reactions, repetitive and useless flash backs of the same subject, and massive logic errors, this movie is fairly enjoyable to watch, though the movie store overcharged me for it.

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