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White Dwarf (1995)

In a distant future New York, medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Markle

Writer:

Bruce Wagner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Winfield ... Dr. Akada
Neal McDonough ... Dr. Driscoll Rampart
Ele Keats ... Princess Ariel
Giuseppe Andrews ... Never the Shifter / Doug (as Joey Andrews)
Tara Graham Tara Graham ... XaXa - Younger Twin
Beverley Mitchell ... XuXu - Older Twin
Roy Brocksmith ... Guv'ner Twist
CCH Pounder ... Nurse Shabana - Light Side Clinic
Michael McGrady ... Lt. Strake
Katy Boyer ... Lady X - the Immortal Prisoner
Robert Cornthwaite ... King Joist of the Dark Side
John Dennis Johnston ... Morgus - Osh's Assistant
Ralph Drischell Ralph Drischell ... Dr. Gulpha - King Joist's Advisor
Marsha Dietlein ... Emma
James Morrison ... Peter
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Storyline

In a distant future New York, medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a Victorian-styled colony, the other a medieval kingdom. Both leave Rampart in a state of constant wonder, as he finds his way among humans and aliens, strange dreams and even stranger reality, a dark keep and a red sea, and more universal matters of war and peace, good and bad, love and hate and sickness and health. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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On a dying planet where a white dwarf sun rules a world divided by dark and light... A legend is about to be born.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den vita dvärgen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film takes place in 3040. See more »

Quotes

All: "Two great ladies will catch your fall, they are the ones who catch us all. Their children kept them far apart; the Lady Light, the Lady Dark. Dark broken, light storm, dead spoken, dreams torn... and we will bring you home."
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Awesome Mind Twisting Story-line and Movie!!
16 May 2001 | by poetessxSee all my reviews

I felt that this movie was an awesome, mind twisting idea of a new human/alien inhabiting world. This movie in so many ways is comparative in world creation and plot to that of Frank Herbert's Dune!! It appealled to me in the same way it did the doctor. It definitely wasn't Kansas anymore! I feel Bruce did a fabulous job of keeping his viewers hungry for more and curious for answers.

I have become a fan of character development in the past few years and I believe all of these characters carried a great deal of merit. I loved Paul Winfield, CCH Pounder and Neal McDonough's work in this movie. Oh, yes! I must agree the story lines for this and Akira runs exactly alike as well.

The one thing more viewers should understand is that a new world doesn't have to have the same logics or natural inter workings of Earth. If it did what would be the fun in that!

This script may not have been a fantastical array of ideas or dialogue but it definitely held it's own. The bits and pieces that were open or mishmashed could definitely have been given closure had the series been made. Also to note with the great participation of viewers in the past w/ Fox and other networks who's to say this movie won't graduate to series level. New things happen every year with tv/cable/big screen that defy the standards of the year prior. Hey, if it could happen to Baywatch, Party of Five or West Wing who's say it couldn't happen here! It only takes one person determined to sell the dream to carry an idea to great heights!


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