The Philanthropist

Pilot

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 1  | 
  • Aired: 6/24/2009
    • Length: 44:24
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

For billionaire playboy Teddy Rist (James Purefoy), the world is his playground but during a trip to Nigeria he witnesses the devastation caused by a massive hurricane. Rescuing a small boy from drowning in the storm stirs something in Teddy for the first time since the death of his small son. Something other than self-indulgence takes hold: a sense of moral and financial injustice. Teddy feels there is much more he can do for this community and decides to ignore his corporate responsibilities to Maidstone-Rist, the business he set up with his best friend, Philip Maidstone (Jesse L. Martin).With the help of his employees, Dax (Michael Kenneth Williams) and AJ (Lindy Booth), and spurred by the lure of Chima Balo (Bonnie Henna), an attractive doctor, Teddy sets about delivering a vaccine to an impoverished, disease-ravaged Nigerian town. Unfortunately, Teddy finds that money and power can only take him so far. He must use his heart, mind and soul to reach the end of his journey?.

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