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The Passing (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | May 1985 (USA)
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 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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

Leviticus Washington: Are we dead yet?
Ernie Neuman: No, just out of gas.
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Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile
(Original Edison Recording)
A Rural Monologue
Performed by Cal Stewart
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The Passing is a SCI-FI Thriller Well ahead of it's time
23 February 2006 | by slipperysson5See 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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