The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler

  • Film
  • Thrillers
Yesterday's sci-fi meets today's 'heart-snatchers' headlines in this pre-Coma medical thriller. As dogged reporter Nielsen searches for the senator he's seen whisked away from hospital after a near-fatal car crash, the politician himself (Dillman) wakes in a New Mexico clinic with a whole new set of internal organs, plundered from clone-like captive 'somas', bred specifically as transplant donors. This low-budget curio (itself seamlessly transferred from video to film) treads an engaging path through the genre clich├ęs and asks most of the right questions about the selective application of medical high-tech, without ever quite sparking. But if it ends with an evasive whimper, at least it's a politically outrageous one.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bob Wynn
Screenwriter: Jay Simms, Tom Rolf
Cast: Leslie Nielsen
Bradford Dillman
James Daly
Angie Dickinson
Robert J Wilke
Jack Carter
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