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La feria ambulante ()

Carnivàle (original title)
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Seasons: 2 1 Years: 2005 2003

During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

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  • Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 26 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Samson (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Ruthie (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Brother Justin Crowe (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Lila (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Sofie (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Rita Sue Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Libby Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Felix 'Stumpy' Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Iris Crowe (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Ben Hawkins (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Gabriel (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Apollonia (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Professor Ernst Lodz (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Reverend Norman Balthus (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Henry 'Hack' Scudder (15 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Burley (14 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Tommy Dolan (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Gecko (12 episodes, 2003)
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  Alexandria (12 episodes, 2003)
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  Varlyn Stroud (12 episodes, 2005)
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  Caladonia (12 episodes, 2003)
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  Osgood (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Eleanor McGill (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Possum (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Dora Mae Dreifuss (6 episodes, 2003)
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  Rubber Boy (6 episodes, 2005)
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  Tattooed Man (6 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Russian Soldier / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Councilman Val Templeton (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Wilfred Talbot Smith (4 episodes, 2005)
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  Councilman Ned Munson (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Jasper / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Flasher / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Bert Hagenbeck (3 episodes, 2005)
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  Sabina Engstrom (3 episodes, 2005)
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  Catalina de la Rosa (3 episodes, 2003)
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  Clyde (3 episodes, 2005)
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  Announcer / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Volunteer #1 / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
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  Celeste Watkins (3 episodes, 2005)
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  Frank Mooney (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Giant (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Lester McGill (3 episodes, 2003)
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  Bishop McNaughton (2 episodes, 2005)
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  Earl (2 episodes, 2005)
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  Bud Everhard (2 episodes, 2005)
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  Texas Ranger (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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  Alvin (2 episodes, 2005)
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  Phineas Boffo (2 episodes, 2003)

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  • A52 (main titles)

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Plot Summary

1934, America. The Dustbowl. A fugitive named Ben Hawkins finds refuge within a traveling carnival comprised of a tarot card reader and her catatonic/telekinetic mother, a blind mentalist, a bearded lady, and conjoined twins, amongst others. The carnival is owned by the mysterious and unseen Management, who has designs on the young Hawkins, for the boy is concealing an untapped gift: he can heal the lame and raise the dead--at a price. Ben also finds himself disturbed by cryptic and prophetic dreams, which he shares with a Methodist preacher in California, Brother Justin Crowe. Brother Justin, convinced by his dreams he is following God's will, has begun to practice his own extraordinary talents, although the preacher's plans increasingly lead to disturbing and tragic consequences. In this "last great age of magic," Ben Hawkins and Justin Crowe are moving toward a great conflict between Good and Evil, although it not yet clear on which sides these men will stand. Written by matta2k

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Taglines Into each generation is born a creature of light and a creature of darkness. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La feria ambulante (United States, Spanish title)
  • La caravane de l'étrange (France)
  • Carnivàle - A vándorcirkusz (Hungary)
  • Cirkus (Croatia)
  • Карнавал (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 55 min
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Trivia The intro at the beginning of each show is so intricate and complex it took months to assemble. See more »
Goofs Whenever "Russian" dialogue is heard, most of it is just gibberish. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006). See more »
Quotes [Opening lines of the series]
Samson: Before the beginning, after the great war between Heaven and Hell, God created the Earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty ape he called man. And to each generation was born a creature of light and a creature of darkness. And great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between good and evil. There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty. And so it was until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity, and man forever traded away wonder for reason.
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