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The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)

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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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November 1971 (USA)  »

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The Resurrection of Clayton Zachary Wheeler  »

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Pretty good for its day - thought provoking now, three decades on!
15 August 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Elements of COMA and THE SIXTH DAY here, basically the moral, social and scientific implications behind cloning. Perhaps even more relevant today given the arguments being bandied about in the public forum for and against stem-cell research.

Dying Senator Zachary Wheeler is whisked into a government-funded and hushed-up medical facility in "no questions asked" Mexico for "treatment." Reporter Nielsen smells a story - the "scoop" of the century as it turns out!

Without giving too much away, the basic premise turns out to be assembly-line cloning for random organ donation or whatever spare parts are needed - remarkably similar in ethical background to the entire stem-cell debate.

Thinking persons' sci-fi.


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