The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Abbie Cornish ...  Belinda Mulrooney 6 episodes, 2014
Marton Csokas ...  The Superintendent 6 episodes, 2014
Ian Hart ...  Soapy Smith 6 episodes, 2014
Greg Lawson ...  Goodman 6 episodes, 2014
Conor Leslie ...  Sabine 6 episodes, 2014
Richard Madden ...  Bill Haskell 6 episodes, 2014
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Meeker 6 episodes, 2014
Johnny Simmons ...  Jack London 6 episodes, 2014
Tim Roth ...  The Count 6 episodes, 2014
Sam Shepard ...  Father Judge 6 episodes, 2014
Dustin MacDougall ...  Hush 6 episodes, 2014
Augustus Prew ...  Byron Epstein 6 episodes, 2014
Colin Cunningham ...  Swiftwater Bill 4 episodes, 2014
Ron Selmour ...  Sundown 4 episodes, 2014
Michael Greyeyes 3 episodes, 2014
Scott McAdam ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2014
Brian Markinson ...  Cavendesh 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Baksa Bill Baksa ...  Bartender / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Rohan Campbell ...  First Mate 2 episodes, 2014
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt ...  Maid Mary 2 episodes, 2014
Cliff Liknes Cliff Liknes ...  Scumbag #1 2 episodes, 2014
Mitchell Verigin Mitchell Verigin ...  Foley 2 episodes, 2014
Neil Webb ...  Card Playing Mountie 2 episodes, 2014
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs. Written by Discovery Channel

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Embark on a quest for untold riches, but stake your claim or dig your grave. See more »


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20 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Klondike See more »

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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The Swiss army rucksacks used by the two main protagonists, when hiking to the Klondike valley, were not in use until the 1950's. The speckled green canvas was a mixture of nettle and flax, invented during the Second World War. See more »

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Featured in Gold Rush: The Dirt: Klondike Klash (2013) See more »

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Not One for the Ages
22 April 2014 | by lcassadySee all my reviews

I've read a number of great histories about the fur trade and am particularly interested in the period of western expansion between 1830 and 1910. I found cable series like "Hell on Wheels" about the building of the railroad and more especially, "Deadwood" a refreshing departure from the westerns of my childhood. They were absorbing, well written, had great characters, and contained details that approached the reality of the times. This one, Klondike, had high production values, I can say that much. But I couldn't get through to the end. I just gave up on the stiff and corny dialogue, the wooden characters, the incredibly soupy or awkward "romance," and the simple minded and predictable plot. It reminded me a little of the kind of historical dramatizations they used to make us watch in school. I'm not in school any more, and I expect something better.


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