Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden, dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. Based on the BBC murder-mystery-musical series, "Blackpool."

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Bob Lowry
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Series cast summary:
Sebastian Tillinger ...  Mick Murphy 7 episodes, 2007
Carter Jenkins ...  Jack Holden / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Jenny Mollen ...  Amy 4 episodes, 2007
Lloyd Owen ...  Ripley Holden 3 episodes, 2007
Mädchen Amick ...  Natalie Holden 3 episodes, 2007
Eric Winter ...  Peter Carlyle 3 episodes, 2007
Robb Conner Robb Conner ...  Dealer 3 episodes, 2007
Giovanni V. Giusti ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2007
Reuben A. Tafoya Reuben A. Tafoya ...  Dealer 3 episodes, 2007
P.J. Byrne ...  Jonesy 2 episodes, 2007
D.B. Woodside ...  Marcus 2 episodes, 2007
Ellen Woglom ...  Cheyenne Holden 2 episodes, 2007
Melanie Griffith ...  Bunny 2 episodes, 2007
Jaimarie Bjorge Jaimarie Bjorge ...  Casino Waitress 2 episodes, 2007
Missy Doty ...  Diane 2 episodes, 2007
Catherine Ferrino ...  Ring Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Brock Kelly ...  Nate 2 episodes, 2007
Kirsten Maryott ...  Kristina 2007 2 episodes, 2007
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Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden, dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. Based on the BBC murder-mystery-musical series, "Blackpool."

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Sin has a new city!

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viva Blackpool See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on BBC series Blackpool. See more »

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Remake of Viva Blackpool (2006) See more »

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Nice try - but!
22 October 2007 | by cmacra28See all my reviews

I congratulate the Americans for being brave enough to take some thing British with an edge and try to make their audience accept something that does not have a laughter track, go for 15 minutes plus adverts, and include "in" jokes that will not last 6 months of currency.

It just worked with "The Office", but even it is not exportable.

Unfortunately Viva does not work and the terrific Blackpool original needed an understanding of the working class of the UK, which the yanks will never comprehend.

The music and songs is an escape from the drab cloudy dirty streets of Britain and Blackpool is their escape to fun (sitting on a beach in socks and sandals with a handkerchief with knotted corners on their heads, and trouser legs rolled up - the only escape from normal working life - a 'fun parlour'.

Viva should have taken a New York beach resort like Brighton Beach or Coney Island during the colder months and the carnival type characters who live in the shadows conning the punters.


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