Synopsis: Middle-aged banker Arthur Hamilton is given the opportunity to start a completely new life when he receives calls from his old friend Charlie. The only problem is that Charlie is supposed to be dead. Hamilton is eventually introduced to a firm that will fake his death and create an entirely new look and life for him. After undergoing physical reconstruction surgery and months of training and psychotherapy, Hamilton returns to the world in the form of artist Tony Wilson. He has a nice house in Malibu and a manservant, a company employee who is there to assist him with his adjustment. He finds that the life he had hoped for isn't quite what he expected and asks the company to go through the process with surprising results.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director(s): John Frankenheimer
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Attention, please.

- Mr. Hamilton?

- Yes?

Scarsdale is next.

Good day?

- You?

- Very productive.

Got the roses out in back all trimmed.

Oh, letter this morning from Sally.

Sam's finished internship.

Starts practice next week.

Well, he should specialize.

That's the only thing now.

Maybe he just wants to

get the feel of things.

Our little girl's done all right.

Something wrong?

That phone call last night?

What about it?

I heard you pacing around in the

study afterwards till almost 2:00.

Just a crazy prank. Look,

Emily, it was nothing.

Art? It's me again.


Look, I don't know who you are, but...

- Charlie Evans!

- Stop saying that.

Charlie Evans is dead. Now

I want you to stop this...

or I'll be forced to call the police.

There are two trophies

on the fireplace...

near the tennis team picture.

Pick up the phone and walk over to them.

Go ahead. You know the cord will reach.

- Are you there?

- Yes.

In the picture, you

and I are standing...

with our arms around

each other's shoulder.

We're both wearing the

same kind of wristwatch.

Remember, we gave them to each other

after winning the doubles at Princeton?


Okay. Take the doubles trophy there...

and turn it over.

One edge of the felt

is loose. Pull it back.

You scratched it there, down in the

locker room after we won the finals.


With your belt buckle.


I had forgotten.

I didn't.

It can't be you.

Okay, now. Listen very carefully.

- Did you get the address today?

- Yes.


You're to use the name Wilson.

You can't be Charlie.

You just don't come back.

I'm alive!

More alive than I've

been in the past 25 years.

You've got to come tomorrow.

Listen. If you don't show up, that's it.

Think, for Pete's sake.

What have you got now? What?

I don't know.

Tomorrow. Just past noon.

Remember, use the name Wilson.

L... don't know.

I won't call again, buddy.

Is it that call again?

Stop cross-examining me

every time the phone rings.



I'm sorry.

Excuse me.

You're excused.

Any fever?

No. Just old faithful.

Make an appointment to

see Dr. Hogan tomorrow.

I will.


Promise. Thank you.


in view of the differential...

between your present equity...

Between your present equity

and the amount necessary...

for capitalization...

we cannot extend the loan you require.

Should your equity...


"Should your equity. "

Should your equity increase,

do not hesitate to call on us...

for a personal reappraisal,

et cetera, et cetera.

Standard closing.

Yes, sir.

My name is Wilson.

I was told to...

I was told to come here.

Look, is this the place, or isn't it?

They aren't here anymore.

I got it wrote down.

Thank you.

Move it! Let's go!

Let's go, you bunch of

idiots. Get that beef cut down.

Damn! Get that truck going and

get the meat the hell out of here!

What are you gonna do, take all day?

Don't let those hooks

fall off! Let's move it.

Okay, Johnny, get us

another truck up here.

Tighten up with it.

Ah, Mr. Wilson.

Let's go on the truck with it.

Surely this isn't...

No, sir. Come with me.

Let's go, Frank! Move that truck off!

Come on! Let's hook it off! Hook off!

Don't just stand there. Move

that beef off the line! Let's go!

What are you, a bunch of jerks?

Come on! Go! Go!

Come on. Cut it down.

Coming in! Coming in!

All right, come on. Move!

Keep moving that beef up.

Cut it down. Let's go.

Would you step in, please, sir?

I'd much prefer to ride in

front, if you don't mind.

I'm sorry, sir. The customers

are asked to ride in the back.

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Lewis John Carlino

Lewis John Carlino (born January 1, 1932) is an American film director. He has worked as a director and screenwriter on a number of movies during a career which has spanned five decades and includes such works as The Fox, The Brotherhood, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Resurrection, The Mechanic, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, and The Great Santini. Carlino has been honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his efforts which involved films derived from his own original works such as The Brotherhood and The Mechanic as well as his adaptations of the work of noted authors, including D. H. Lawrence, Yukio Mishima and Pat Conroy. more…

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