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The Passing (1985)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  May 1985 (USA)
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Two elderly World War II buddies are living - and dying - together in their small home. One becomes a patient where salvage-worthy, older attributes are combined with useable, younger body parts. He returns, unrecognized by the other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Carroll Plaster ...
Ernie Neuman
Welton Benjamin Johnson ...
Leviticus (Rose) Washington
John W. Huckert Jr. ...
Wade Carney / Rejuvenated Ernie
John Huckert ...
Wade Carney (as John W. Huckert Jr.)
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Monica / Foreign Movie Actress
Daniel Dunn ...
Pudge (Wade's Son)
Albert B. Smith ...
Man at Bar / Rapist / Encephalo-Transfer Body
Michael Dumonceau ...
Radio Announcer
Rodney Harding ...
Blackjack
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Loverboy
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Whistler
Flora Batien ...
Doris, Ernie's Wife
Mark Steckbeck ...
Young Ernie WWII
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Young Rose WWII (as Tony 'Tico' Wells)
Bruce Bowers ...
World War II Reinactment
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Two elderly World War II buddies are living - and dying - together in their small home. One becomes a patient where salvage-worthy, older attributes are combined with useable, younger body parts. He returns, unrecognized by the other.

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An earlier version of the film featured a comical subplot about a virus being unleashed on the public. When the film's editing was almost finished, the AIDS epidemic had began, and writer/director Huckert felt it may be misinterpreted as disrespectful, so the subplot was removed, resulting in the many "cutting room floor" credit listings for actors whose performances were lost from the final cut. See more »

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Leviticus Washington: Are we dead yet?
Ernie Neuman: No, just out of gas.
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Rosy Cheeks-Fox Trot
(Original Edison Recording)
Written by Harry D. Squires
Performed by Club de Vingt Orchestra
Premier Quartet
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A treasure find of a movie.
23 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came upon this movie by luck at a Fry's and it was re-released in a 4 movie horror collection entitled "Blood Thirst". The release date is 2003, around the time I discovered it. I had not watched this movie since I bought it, although I viewed two of the other films, both okay. So my sister and I popped it in the other night and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. She complained a little of the pacing, which was not up to the standards of the modern small attention-spanned viewers. I loved the conversations of the two older men because they sounded natural, yet offbeat at the same time. The war reenactment scene was well done for any movie before CGI took over, in my opinion. There were some truly spooky scenes in the film that owe the emotion to the camera angles. I was also disconcerted with one powerful and graphic scene in particular that I didn't expect. There were other shocking bits as well near the ending as plot falls into place. Lastly I want to mention my love of the soundtrack. All oldies. One in particular, "Pussy cat Rag", is now a part of my internal soundtrack. Overall an excellent movie. I would recommend it to most anyone mature enough to handle some disturbing images. Science fiction fans might want to check this out too.


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