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 Huckert ...
Wade Carney / Rejuvenated Ernie (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
Stewart Bryant ...
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 »

Quotes

Ernie Neuman: I guess you're half crazy when you're going to die.
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That Old Gang of Mine
Lyrics by Billy Rose & Mort Dixon
Music by Ray Henderson
Copyright 1923 Irving Berlin Inc.
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The Passing is a SCI-FI Thriller Well ahead of it's time
23 February 2006 | by (Ceder Heights MD) – See all my reviews

I am the Grandson of Welton B. Johnson and I am so proud of him and My Grandmother Gladys V. Johnson, they were poor people who happened upon the films maker, John Huckert while he was still a young film maker. This Movie won a Blue ribbon Award from the American Film Festival Awards in 1982. My grandfather was on hand at the festival to receive this award. The Actor who played my grandfather as a young Army Soldier was also the character "Choir Boy" in Robert Townsend's "The Five Heartbeats. I recommend this film highly because college professors still use it as a training aid in the case of elderly mental health issues. The movie was cut into a short film that has aired on PBS. CPL. Steven L.Jackson, USARNG, AKA "Slippery'son"


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