When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically... See full summary »
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 Roger Bender (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Heather Wiseman (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Michael Wiseman (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Dr. Theodore Morris (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Narrator (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Lisa Wiseman (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Special Agent #1 / ... (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
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When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically bio-engineered body. The doctor in charge of the experiment has grand plans for him, but all Michael wants is to get back to his grieving wife and daughter. For security reasons, the government forbids such contact... not that Michael is going to let that stop him. Written by Mandolin

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The government gave him a new body and a new identity. What they didn't count on is... he's got a mind of his own.


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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

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A doua sansa  »

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CBS canceled the show after one season, and the first season ended in a cliffhanger. See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration] An ordinary man - insurance executive, 45 years old - stumbles to his death on a subway platform in New York City. Or does he? Unbeknownst to his wife or child, his brain is rescued from the accident scene by a secret branch of the United States Government and put into the body of an artificially produced 26-year-old man with the strength of Superman, the speed of Michael Jordan, and the grace of Fred Astaire. The only catch: under penalty of death he can never let anyone ...
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I agree, highly underrated
21 February 2003 | by (Cornwall, UK) – See all my reviews

I can see why it was cancelled, I mean, it's intelligent, funny and has great characters and dialogue. How dare it!

This is a great show that positively demanded a second series but was dropped like a hot cake on a hot day on top of an erupting volcano. I freely admit it could have done with a little more action (which we would've got in the second series) but this is a minor quibble when this show is in the same league as 24 (also starring Haysbert) and The West Wing.

More please!


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