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The Philanthropist 2009

Season 1
(6) IMDb 7.6/10
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The Philanthropist, starring James Purefoy (Rome), follows the heroic adventures of Teddy Rist; billionaire playboy turned vigilante philanthropist taking him across the globe from Haiti to Myanmar, Kashmir, Paris, Kosovo and San Diego but the story starts off in Nigeria...

Starring:
Neve Campbell, Jesse L. Martin, James Purefoy

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Season 1

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1. Pilot

In the Series Premiere, 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.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: June 24, 2009

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2. Myanmar

Maidstone-Rist is outed by a human rights organisation as having ties to business in Myanmar, also known as Burma, where there is oil and gas exploration using forced labour.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 1, 2009

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3. Paris

On a business trip to Paris with Teddy and Philip, Olivia runs into an old friend, Isabelle. Reminiscing is short lived, as Isabelle soon admits to being in debt to Bejan, a high powered Parisian man running a sex trafficking ring out of her hotel.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 8, 2009

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4. Nigeria, Part II

Teddy (James Purefoy) heads back to Kujama, Nigeria, the scene of his philanthropic epiphany.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 15, 2009

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5. Kosovo

Teddy takes his ex-wife, Julia Rist (Krista Allen), on a journey as he tells her about his business venture to Kosovo, a country full of depression and poverty since the 1990s when the Serbian army attacked the Albanian Muslims, who make up the majority of the population.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 22, 2009

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6. San Diego

When charitable donations in San Diego are fraudulently charged to Teddy Rist's (James Purefoy) credit card, Teddy and Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) go on a manhunt to search for the identity thief.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: July 29, 2009

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7. Kashmir

Teddy (James Purefoy) and Philip's (Jesse L. Martin) college friend, Rhada Shivpuri (guest star Sarita Choudhury), asks for their help to delicately negotiate with both the Indian and Pakistani governments in an attempt to rebuild the region's water system and reopen the 'The Line of Control' which divides the ancient land of Kashmir in two.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: August 5, 2009

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8. Haiti

Teddy (James Purefoy) has come to the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti with his partner, Philip (Jesse L. Martin), to try and solve an almost-hopeless food shortage.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: August 12, 2009

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