Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: Lewis John Carlino, David Ely
Cast: Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Frances Reid, Barbara Werle, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Salome Jens
Part of: /slash Filmfestival (Trouble Feature Surprise Film)
Seen on: 22.9.2017
Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) has a very average life. His marriage to Emily (Frances Reid) is stable and unexciting, he barely sees his daughter, his job isn’t really fulfilling, but it gets the bills paid. That’s when he gets a call from an old friend (Murray Hamilton) he thought had died. That call leads him to an organization that promises him a fresh start: After faking his death and changing his face, Arthur wakes up as Antiochus Wilson (Rock Hudson). But starting over comes with its own challenges.
Seconds is a little slow-going and some things remained unclear for me, but it’s not uninteresting and Rock Hudson is always worth watching.