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The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)

A reporter uncovers an amazing medical plot.

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Harry Walsh
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Senator Zachary Wheeler
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Dr. Redding
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Dr. Layle Johnson
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Fielding
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Dwight Chiles
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Jake
Lew Brown ...
Collins
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Bates
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Adams (as Richard Simmons)
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Craig Harmon
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Dr. Keating (as Tris Coffin)
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Premier Mabulla
Ruben Moreno ...
Gen. Munoz
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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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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