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Riverworld (2010)

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Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.

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Stuart Gillard

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Robert Hewitt Wolfe (teleplay) (as Robert Wolfe), Randall M. Badat (teleplay) (as Randall Badat) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tahmoh Penikett ... Matt Ellman
Mark Deklin ... Sam Clemens
Peter Wingfield ... Richard Burton
Jeananne Goossen ... Tomoe Gozen
Alan Cumming ... Judas Caretaker
Laura Vandervoort ... Jessie Machalan
Chiara Zanni ... Deborah Glass
Matty Finochio ... Antonio Roja
Romina D'Ugo ... Allegra Braccioforte de Venezia
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Youseff Mbaye
Arnold Pinnock ... Simon Porter
Bruce Ramsay ... Francisco Pizarro
Meg Roe Meg Roe ... Amalie Fabarge
Thea Gill ... Female Caretaker
Matthew MacCaull ... Hal Douglas
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Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.

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The afterlife begins here.


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English

Release Date:

18 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riverworld - A túlvilág partján See more »

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Tahmoh Penikett and Alessandro Juliani previously appeared on Battlestar Galactica (2004); Peter Wingfield had a recurring role on Caprica (2009), the prequel series to "Galactica". See more »

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Youseff Mbaye: Maybe this is not the time.
Samuel Clemens: I'm pontificating.
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River Rubbish
28 March 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Despite it coming from SyFy I really wanted to like Riverworld. Although I try not to be a purist, I love the books, and felt that not only Riverworld was a pretty atrocious adaptation but it was awful on its own merits. The special effects are not brilliant by any stretch but they are not as cheap as some of their other efforts, and the lead is pretty good. But they are not enough to make up for the cheesy dialogue, amateurish editing and disjointed and sluggishly-paced story. The characters are nowhere near as easy to empathise with, with the most interesting character of the book now a stereotypical villain, and the acting apart from the lead is roundly poor, either overplaying or struggling with a character that feels superfluous with the story.

In conclusion, although I've seen worse, Riverworld in my view was terrible. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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