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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
Jayme Cline .... seamstress
Jessica Costa .... assistant costume designer
Slavica Grkavac .... cutter
Tara R. Hinecker .... background costumer
Hollie McBeth .... costume dyer/breakdown
Marco Pimenta .... costumer (as Marco Daxton)
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

Additional Details

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Canada:178 min | Germany:189 min

Did You Know?

The incident described by engineer Amalie Fabarge, where female engineering students are murdered by a gunman, is a reference to the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal in 1989, when fourteen women students were shot by a disturbed woman-hater, as shown in the film Polytechnique (2009).See more »
Amalie Fabarge:When I was a student, there was a boy. He didn't like the idea of women becoming engineers. So he came to my school and he shot every woman he could find. I remember, when he aimed his rifle at me, his eyes were blank. Reality didn't matter, other people's lives didn't matter, only the puppet show inside his head. You have the same eyes.
Richard Burton:If you had seen what I have seen, your eyes would be dead, too.
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I read the bashing, watched it anyway, really liked it., 20 February 2015
Author: rooprect from New York City

Something that all the hated-it reviews have in common is that the reviewers either (a) read the books, or (b) felt the movie had no resolution. Well, I didn't read the books, and I enjoy films without clearcut resolutions (meaning the viewer has to actually think a bit), so I decided to have a go at it. If you're like me then read on.

"Riverworld" is a SciFi Channel production which means you get to see a lot of SciFi veterans gracing the screen (3 from Battlestar Galactica), a lot of Vancouver scenery, and some made-for-TV special effects. Just don't expect a zillion dollar budget and Marlon Brando. You can definitely expect to be entertained in a very creative, action-packed way. By "creative" I mean where else can you see a movie with blue people, samurais, spaceships, Mark Twain, conquistadors, the Chechnyan War, lawyers, crossbows, zeppelins (not the Led kind, but it wouldn't have surprised me), gods, robot horses, and did I mention Vancouver?

Without spoiling the fun, I'll just say the story is about a reluctant hero who gets dropped into a game that will decide the eternal fate of humankind on some alternate world where life & death don't necessarily come in that order. Nothing is really spelled out for us, and that's what keeps things interesting even though the rest seems like a clearcut battle of good guys vs. bad guys. In other words, there are likable characters and loathsome characters, but we don't exactly know who's fighting for which side, nor do we even know exactly what each side wants to accomplish until nearly the end (and even then a lot is up for interpretation). The ambiguity raises the bar from an otherwise ordinary scifi adventure to a moral and philosophical mindbender.

As far as entertainment value, I was impressed with some great swordfighting, a very interesting love mystery, vivid & very human characters, and the whole feel of an epic adventure with no rules. Although it's a futuristic science fiction, it has a lot of throwback elements and a great backstory of warring gods. So in that respect the story is along the lines of the great classics "Stargate" and "The Prophecy".

The scenery is just stunning, an epic journey up an endless river that figures in as prominently as any of the characters. More than once I was reminded of Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God", two surreal adventures set on the savage, endless Amazon. But in this case the scenery and soothing Pacific Northwest setting contrasts against Herzog's cosmic chaos with nature's tranquility and majesty.

It definitely got me interested in reading the Riverworld novels, but I've been told that's a sure fire way to hate the movie, so maybe I'll just leave well enough alone. If they ever do make this into a regular TV series I'm sure I'll be a fan.

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