Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld'. The humans are left to their own devices and create tribal fiefdoms and succumb to brutal wars and raids. A mysterious race of hooded 'beings' oversee them - sometimes intervening, but their motives are unknown. Anyone who has ever lived and died on Earth comes here rather than 'the afterlife', even an extra-terrestrial call Monat, who had the unfortunate luck of dying on Planet earth in 2039. Hale leads a revolt and joins with others on a large boat to explore this mysterious new world.
Did You Know?
, who played Valdemar, died shortly after finishing this film. The film is dedicated to his memory. See more
Most of the people being reborn to the surface of the water were naked, but many had some covering creating a visual inconsistency. See more
System check complete. We're ready to go, Scotty.
Version of Riverworld