An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.
|约翰·兰道夫 (John Randolph)||饰|
|弗朗西丝·瑞德 (Frances Reid)||饰|
|芭芭拉·沃勒 (Barbara Werle)||饰||Secretary|
|埃特加斯坦利 (Edgar Stehli)||饰||Tailor Shop Presser|
Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) is a middle-aged man whose life has lost purpose. He is disengaged at his job as a banker, while the love with his wife has dwindled. Through a friend who he thought ha
- Initially director John Frankenheimer was reluctant to cast Hudson, who he felt was a lightweight actor in comparison to Laurence Olivier and Kirk Douglas, other actors he wanted for the lead part. It was only after Hudson's agent convinced him at a party that Hudson could do the role that he went ahead with Hudson. He has later gone on to praise Hudson's work in the film and felt he was impeccably cast.
- "Seconds" has gained a cult status in later years and is frequently revived. According to director John Frankenheimer it's "the only movie, really, that's ever gone from failure to classic without ever having been a success."
- Although this film is nowadays viewed as a cult classic, European critics at the Cannes Film Festival were so hostile to the film that director 约翰·弗兰克海默 refused to leave nearby Monte Carlo, where he was shooting Grand Prix (1966), for the press conference. 罗克·赫德森 was sent instead and was unable to answer the critical questions during the hostile session.