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The Philanthropist 

"""The Philanthropist"" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante/philanthropist. James Purefoy (""Rome"") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
James Purefoy ...  Teddy Rist 8 episodes, 2009
Neve Campbell ...  Olivia Maidstone 8 episodes, 2009
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Dax Vahagn 8 episodes, 2009
Lindy Booth ...  A.J. / ... 8 episodes, 2009
Jesse L. Martin ...  Philip Maidstone 8 episodes, 2009
James Albrecht James Albrecht ...  Gerard Kim 6 episodes, 2009
Bonnie Henna ...  Chima Balo 4 episodes, 2009
Krista Allen ...  Julia Rist 3 episodes, 2009
Dominique McElligott 3 episodes, 2009
Treva Etienne ...  The Dealer 2 episodes, 2009
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"""The Philanthropist"" chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante/philanthropist. James Purefoy (""Rome"") stars as Teddy Rist, a successful tycoon whose life is forever changed after rescuing a young boy during a hurricane in the Nigerian town he was visiting. Rist is spontaneous and impulsive and quickly decides to channel his passion, power and money into helping those in need. A man who has everything but feels nothing, Rist keeps his adrenaline pumping by putting his business acumen and money-making skills to good use by bargaining with the self-righteous as he makes deals with drug barons and trading with the nefarious. Jesse L. Martin (NBC's ""Law & Order"") plays Philip Maidstone, Teddy's business partner and friend, and Neve Campbell (""Party of Five," "Burn Up"") plays Olivia, Philip's wife who also runs the charitable foundation set up by the two billionaires. Lindy Booth (""The 4400""), Michael Kenneth Williams (""The Wire""), Krista Allen ...

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It's a global adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth and will also inspire you. See more »


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USA | Czech Republic | UK

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2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Inspired by the hands-on philanthropy of Bobby Sager. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.45 (2009) See more »

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I hope the show stays.
26 August 2009 | by josephineanderson11See all my reviews

I hope the show stays on air,it offers insight to some of the issues happening in the world today.James is very good on the eyes and the other cast members just fit perfectly. I truly love the story line it encourages me to read more issues on the internet concerning other countries. I enjoy the race issue the show deals with and I feel its goes beyond dealing with class and status its more about the issue within that particular environment he has gotten into. I have told others about the show because I was worried that the show might get the ax if people did not watch and most people are looking for laughter but some people like me truly enjoy shows that has meaning.


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