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The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)

G  |   |  Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller  |  November 1971 (USA)
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Harry Walsh
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Sen. Clayton Zachary Wheeler
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Dr. Redding
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Dr. Layle Johnson
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Hugh Fielding
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Dwight Chiles
Don Haggerty ...
Jake
Lew Brown ...
Collins
Richard Schuyler ...
Bates
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Adams
William Bryant ...
Craig Harmon
Tristram Coffin ...
Dr. Keating (as Tris Coffin)
Peter Mamakos ...
Premier Mabulla
Ruben Moreno ...
General Muñoz
Steve Cory ...
Carson
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A U.S. Senator is spirited away to a secret New Mexico medical lab after a serious car crash. His injuries are completely healed by a secret organization that has developed advanced medical technology. What does the organization want in exchange for saving his life? Meanwhile, a reporter who witnessed the accident decides to investigate the senator's disappearance. Written by yortsnave

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A secret government clinic of intrigue and murder, where men played for the highest of stakes - ETERNAL LIFE.


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For the SF completist
11 February 2008 | by (The Armory, Ape City) – See all my reviews

Worth seeing, if you are into speculative fiction dealing with clones. I agree with the few other reviews here about the merits of this film. The clone concept was original in film, and had been seen on television a year earlier in Boswell's "Timeslip" TV series (1970).

This film is worthy of interest mostly for the ideas presented and because of its descendants in the genre: Coma (1978), Clonus (1979), The Island (2005). I have only seen such poor camera-work done in the worst of B-movies, however. No prizes here for visuals, which are remarkable for their lack of art or ability. Seriously, the average person with a cellphone camera and no training could do as good or better job at framing a scene. The acting is serviceable, TV-style of the period, and fans of Leslie Nielsen will enjoy an early performance from him.

This review is not a raving recommendation. Serious SF fans and film collectors will not be disappointed to have Resurrection in their collections. Others should steer clear.


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