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Seconds (1966)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 8, 2002

MPAA Rating
Rated R for some nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

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Other Titles
• Der Mann, der zweimal lebte (1966)



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Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Psychodrama, Surreal, Cult Classic, Disturbing, Gay/Lesbian, Capers, Murder, Blackmail

Tagline: What Are Seconds?... The Answer May Be Too Terrifying For Words!

Plot: John Frankenheimer's chilling vision of middle-aged malaise concerns 50ish banker, Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph). Bored with his wife and comfortably retired life, Arthur happens to run into Charlie Evans (Murray Hamilton), an old friend he believed to be dead. He gives Arthur a tip on a secret organization called The Company, run by the Old Man (Will Geer). For a hefty fee, they offer to provide the old with entirely new, vigorous bodies, through a mysterious form of plastic surgery, and with completely new identities. Arthur signs on and finds himself transformed into the much younger Anitochus "Tony" Wilson (Rock Hudson). After a suitably middle-aged corpse has been burned to cover his disappearance, Tony is relocated to an idyllic Malibu beach community, where he already has a reputation as an artist. He begins a relationship with the vivacious Norma Marcus (Salome Jens) and is happy for a time, before discovering that she's one of The Company's employees. As he peels back the layers from his other neighbors, he begins to realize that nothing is as it seems. This incisive twist on the Faust legend, a mordant commentary on the American obsession with youth, features Hudson in what is possibly his finest performance, as a man cast in a part he despises. Hudson's sense of

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 Directed by
John Frankenheimer
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 Written by
Lewis John Carlino
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David Ely
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 Cast
Rock Hudson
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Salome Jens
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John Randolph
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Will Geer
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Jeff Corey
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Richard Anderson
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Murray Hamilton
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 Music By
Jerry Goldsmith
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