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The Passing (1985)

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.

Director:

John Huckert

Writers:

John Huckert (screenplay), Mary Maruca (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Carroll Plaster James Carroll Plaster ... Ernie Neuman
Welton Benjamin Johnson Welton Benjamin Johnson ... Leviticus (Rose) Washington
John Huckert John Huckert ... Wade Carney / Rejuvenated Ernie (as John W. Huckert Jr.)
Lynn Odell ... Monica / Foreign Movie Actress
Daniel Dunn Daniel Dunn ... Pudge (Wade's Son)
Albert B. Smith Albert B. Smith ... Man at Bar / Rapist / Encephalo-Transfer Body
Michael Dumonceau Michael Dumonceau ... Radio Announcer
Rodney Harding Rodney Harding ... Blackjack
J. Dennis Marsico ... Loverboy
Mark McPherson ... Whistler
Flora Batien Flora Batien ... Doris, Ernie's Wife
Mark Steckbeck Mark Steckbeck ... Young Ernie WWII
Tico Wells Tico Wells ... Young Rose WWII (as Tony 'Tico' Wells)
Bruce Bowers Bruce Bowers ... World War II Reinactment
Stewart Bryant 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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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fases da Morte 9 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

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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A recondite and very personal science-fiction oddity.
19 May 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

A very low-at-the-heels production, and entirely obvious of that fact, THE PASSING is also a well thought-out and atmospheric one-shot wonder.

Two seemingly unrelated narratives are presented...one concerning a young death-row inmate awaiting his execution, the other centering on a pair of elderly war buddies who have grown weary of modern life and are contemplating suicide. A scientific experiment merges these characters in a bizarre, yet credible, climax.

Science-fiction on an entirely cerebral level. Don't expect a marvel of special effects magic or edge-of-your-seat action...this is a quiet, meditative, and strangely spiritual film(qualities fairly uncommon within the sci-fi genre). As spotty as it may be in execution, THE PASSING is a meritorious amateur effort which demands greater regard.

6/10


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