An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.






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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


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 Ben Richards 16 episodes, 1969-1971


Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, he hires mercenary Fletcher to track Richards all over the country, capture him, and bring him back to Maitland's estate for periodic transfusions. The series details Richards' adventures with people he meets along the way, all the while fleeing from Fletcher and his goons. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

30 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De onsterfelijke  »

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(15 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Series star Christopher George, whose character supposedly had a medical/genetic condition that made him immortal, died of a heart attack aged only 52, barely a decade after the series ended. See more »


Follows The Immortal: Pilot (1969) See more »

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haunting idea, one person with total immunity from aging/illness
1 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

hard to believe I woke up this AM thinking about Barry Sullivan in his role trying to capture 'The Immortal'. 37 years ago and the idea still reverberates. imagine, one person's blood able to smooth the wrinkles out of veteran actor Sullivan's face, make him young again, cure AIDS (more than a decade before we knew about AIDS), cancer, heart disease, and all else. handled differently, as one reviewer suggested in the Sci-Fi genre, this could have been a TV long run gem instead of a variation of 'The Fugitive' and chasing Dr. Richard Kimble. possibilities with the plot were untapped, thus the idea was wasted. perhaps it's time for a rebirth with more courage and bigger budget. the Sci-Fi channel might be the ticket. enjoyed remembering George and his rugged good looks. believe he was married to that beautiful Dove soap lady.

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