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Seconds

Seconds ★★★ 1966 (R)

Aging banker Arthur Hamilton (Randolph) is frantic to escape his deadend existence and accepts an invitation from a mysterious organization to give him a second chance at life. Through surgery, Arthur's transformed into handsome artist Tony Wilson (Hudson). Uncomfortably living in Malibu, he soons finds out all his new neighbors are also “seconds,” who are afraid he'll betray their secrets. Wilson decides he wants out of his new arrangement and back to his former life but it comes at a very high price. Eerie film manages to (mostly) overcome its plot problems, with a fine performance by Hudson. Based on the novel by Donald Ely. 107m/B VHS, DVD . Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Salome Jens, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh (Kaie Deei) Deigh, Frances Reid, Wesley Addy; D: John Frankenheimer; W: Lewis John Carlino; C: James Wong Howe; M: Jerry Goldsmith.

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