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Viva Laughlin 

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 Giovanni V. Giusti ...  Self 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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Based on BBC series Blackpool. See more »

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Remake of Viva Blackpool (2006) See more »

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DIFFERENT Makes it fun and interesting
24 October 2007 | by bgm2005See all my reviews

Lambast the singing all you want, but that's exactly what makes this show something different to watch. I applaud the execs who had the guts to try something off the mainstream. Everyone knows Las Vegas is hot, and NBC already has that cornered.. so why try to compete with the same format? All of you who complain about the singing are missing the point, totally. I expect that every person (men usually) who say they can't stomach musicals have deep down inside, in that dark closet, a soft spot for song in a movie. Or a TV show in this case.

Yeah, it didn't work in Cop Rock, because WE ALL know what cops are supposed to be like. And singing cops is just plain weird.

But the characters in Viva are meant to be cartoonish- almost larger than life... I mean, how many Nevada casino owners do you know? And who says what they're supposed to be like? Most casino owner stereotypes are built of fiction. So why is it so far fetched that they break out into a number once in a while? It's a refreshing change of pace in a TV show, and for that reason alone, I say it deserves a FAIR shake!


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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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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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