Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Paul Bryan (85 episodes, 1965-1968)
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The program becomes a series of plays in which he meets a wide variety of people from bums riding the rails, to gigolos, to orphans and becomes a man who has little fear of death and everything but time. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Ben Gazzara stars as a young, successful lawyer on a world-wide search for a full, dangerous life - and only a few months to live it! (season two) See more »

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13 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Some sources claim that Ben Gazzara's character suffered from leukemia. However, in a 1998 interview conducted by TV book writer Ed Robinson, executive producer Roy Huggins indicated that the affliction 'Paul Bryan' suffered from was never mentioned on the program and does not exist. See more »

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Opening credits narrator: [season 3 opening credits] Paul Bryan, Attorney at Law, future full of promise. Until a medical examination reveals he has a short time to live, precious time, time to be used, time to crowd 30 years of living into one... or two.
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During seasons one and two, Roy Huggins was credited as Executive Producer during the opening credits after the program's episode titles. During season three, for unknown reasons, Huggins was not clearly credited as Executive Producer. In addition, Huggins was nominated for an Emmy as Executive Producer for the show's final season. The end credits state the following: A Roncom Films-Roy Huggins Production. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Starfighters (1994) See more »

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What I've Learned from TV
19 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's obvious to me that early TV shows & movies formed much of who I am today. This TV series is one example. It taught me that each day on this earth is precious. The people you meet, the experiences you live through, the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of life. All should be consumed with passion. The good, AND the bad. As if you only had one or two years left of your life. For after all, we don't know how much time we have. But what ever length that is, it should not be wasted.

The theme of this series is provocative. And, always kept me anxious for next weeks show. The acting and production value is exceptional. I especially liked the recurring dreams (night mares really), or flashbacks that Ben Gazzarra's character would wake from, where he was being chased by Father Time (or was it he that was doing the chasing). I found these scenes to be very symbolic.

I do hope that this series becomes available on DVD soon. If you liked "The Fugitive" television series, you'll probably also like "Run For Your Life".


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