Middle-aged banker Arthur Hamilton is given the opportunity to start a completely new life when he receives calls from his old friend Charlie. The only problem is that Charlie is supposed to be dead. Hamilton is eventually introduced to a firm that will fake his death and create an entirely new look and life for him. After undergoing physical reconstruction surgery and months of training and psychotherapy, Hamilton returns to the world in the form of artist Tony Wilson. He has a nice house in Malibu and a manservant, a company employee who is there to assist him with his adjustment. He finds that the life he had hoped for isn't quite what he expected and asks the company to go through the process with surprising results.Written by
Who are SECONDS? The answer is almost too terrifying for words. From the bold, bizarre best-seller. The story of a man who buys for himself a totally new life. A man who lives the age-old dream -- If only I could live my life all over again. See more »
Rehearsals were done for two weeks prior to the principal shooting of this film. See more »
When Tony is on the airplane on his way to Malibu the "clouds" outside the window move from right to left as you would expect. However they then reverse and move the other way. See more »
Man in Station:
[Man in train station hands Hamilton a folded sheet of paper and turns to walk away; Hamilton stares after him, then opens the folded paper to find an address, with no explanation]
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The re-released version in 1996 (originally debuting on laserdisc) restores various shots of nudity to the "orgy" sequence involving crushing wine grapes. This was how John Frankenheimer originally shot the scene but the MPAA refused to allow the nudity to pass so the theatrical release was re-edited to remove all nude shots. See more »
I 've seen umpteen movies and i didn't expect that there are films to shock me anymore. But it is exactly what happened when i sow "seconds". I cannot forgive myself for not having had seen it till now. This film is certainly an experience! How pessimist a movie can be? I think i found the measure! At the beginning of it, i thought that it was nothing more than a longer twilight zone episode. But after the first half of it, i was perfectly sure: that film was going to haunt my dreams. The most vicious guys of the story, talks like an affectionate father. The dizziest scene of all seems to go on forever. The protagonist is a pure Greek Tragedy hero. How could they do it in 1966? Why can't they today? How clearly they could look into human soul! Oh, sixties! Age of art! Give us your lights!...
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