An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.

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Robert Specht
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Christopher George ...  Ben Richards 16 episodes, 1969-1971
Don Knight ...  Fletcher 12 episodes, 1970-1971
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Storyline

Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, he hires mercenary Fletcher to track Richards all over the country, capture him, and bring him back to Maitland's estate for periodic transfusions. The series details Richards' adventures with people he meets along the way, all the while fleeing from Fletcher and his goons. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De onsterfelijke See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Series star Christopher George, whose character supposedly had a medical/genetic condition that made him immortal, died of a heart attack aged only 52, barely a decade after the series ended. See more »

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Follows The Immortal: Pilot (1969) See more »

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I liked it and the story line is still in use
16 February 1999 | by Spaniel-5See all my reviews

I have clear memories of watching this series and have never forgotten it. It does run along the same lines as the Fugitive, although the lead character is being chased by those outside the law.

Every time I watch the current series "The Pretender" I see the same story line as "The Immortal". The hero being chased by a corporate entity because of a special gift that he has (special blood in this case) and sorting out people's problems along the line.

I'd like to see the Immortal once again.


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