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 »

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Radio Announcer: Hope you're all enjoying our excursion down memory lane. I apologize for the technical problems were having but these old recordings don't last forever, you know.
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Soundtracks

Ka-Lu-A-Medley Fox Trot
Intro: "Blue Danube Blues"
"Good Morning Dearie"
Written by Jerome Kern (as Kern)
(Original Edison Recording)
Performed by Broadway Dance Orchestra
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first impression deceived
12 June 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

It took me a while to realize that this was more than just an awful home movie about a widower and his never-married roomie getting old (maybe dying). We gradually learn a few things about them - like how they now happen to share the same house. Then there is that other part of the film, featuring clips of a young man committing a capital crime and preparing for execution - what's up with that??? Finally, it all comes together: one of the elderly gentlemen participates in a program to exchange his AGING body for the soon-to-be-deceased one. After the procedure, his friends don't recognize him and have difficulty believing his story. Most - if not all - of these people have probably never acted before, so we get the appearance of extremely poor, first-time-scripted behavior, along with all of the other elements of second-rate filmmaking. At the halfway point of this flick, my grade for it was a very low number. But that increased as the picture continued. The more that I think - or write - about it, the better I rate it. So, before I judge it improperly high, I'll stop.


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