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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 ... See full summary »

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Kari Skogland
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Brad Johnson ... Jeff Hale
Karen Holness ... Mali
Emily Lloyd ... Alice Lidell Hargreaves
Jeremy Birchall Jeremy Birchall ... Lev Ruach
Kevin Smith ... Valdemar
Nikita Kearsley Nikita Kearsley ... Gwenafra
Brian Moore Brian Moore ... Monat
Cameron Daddo ... Samuel L. 'Sam' Clemens
Jonathan Cake ... Nero
Paolo Rotondo ... Flavius
Patrick Kake ... Tane
Colin Moy ... Langer
Lloyd Edwards Lloyd Edwards ... The Mysterious Stranger
Crawford Thomson Crawford Thomson ... Warrior
André Kovachevitch André Kovachevitch ... Guard #1 (as Andrew Kovacevich)
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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. Written by stonegriffin

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Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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22 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mundo del río See more »

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New Zealand

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1.78 : 1
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Combines elements of several of the Riverworld novels. See more »

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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 »

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Monat: My name is Monat.
[other prisoners gasp]
Alice: What is it? What are you?
Monat: I am not human, as you can see, but neither am I dangerous, I assure you.
Jeff Hale: [to the others] It's all right.
[turns back to Monat]
Jeff Hale: Incredible.
Monat: I am from a star system your astronomers named Tau Ceti.
Jeff Hale: Yes, Tau Ceti. Are there other extraterrestrials here?
Monat: Alas, I am the only one.
[...]
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Version of Riverworld (2010) See more »

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Don't waste your time - read the books instead.
23 March 2005 | by jeff-859See all my reviews

Fans of Farmer's remarkable novels will be sickened by the butcher job done by the producers of this turkey. Outside of borrowing a few character names and the basic premise of the world-girdling river, the movie has practically nothing in common with the books. Every important story development concept is thrown away in favor of seemingly endless violence. And what isn't gory is one stale cliché after another. (The engine room scene near the end is taken lock, stock and barrel from at least a dozen Star Trek episodes). The ending obviously left itself open for a sequel or two. God, I hope not! A tragedy second only to Hollywood's rendering of Asimov's "Nightfall".


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