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Run for Your Life 

Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things, for which he has never had ... See full summary »
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1968   1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Ben Gazzara ...  Paul Bryan 85 episodes, 1965-1968
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things, for which he has never had time. The program becomes a series of plays in which he meets a wide variety of people from bums riding the rails, to gigolos, to orphans, and becomes a man who has little fear of death, and everything but time. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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starring BEN GAZZARA as Paul Bryan: man on the move, with nothing to lose but himself! (season two) See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Alma de acero See more »

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Runtime:

(86 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Ben Gazzara and Robert Duvall appeared on Arrest and Trial (1963). See more »

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Opening credits narrator: [season 3 opening credits] Paul Bryan, Attorney at Law, future full of promise. Until a medical examination reveals he has a short time to live, precious time, time to be used, time to crowd 30 years of living into one... or two.
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Crazy Credits

During seasons one and two, Roy Huggins was credited as Executive Producer during the opening credits after the program's episode titles. During season three, for unknown reasons, Huggins was not clearly credited as Executive Producer. In addition, Huggins was nominated for an Emmy as Executive Producer for the show's final season. The end credits state the following: A Roncom Films-Roy Huggins Production. See more »

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Spoofed in Get Smart: Hoo Done It (1966) See more »

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What I've Learned from TV
19 October 2006 | by Terry L. MosesSee all my reviews

It's obvious to me that early TV shows & movies formed much of who I am today. This TV series is one example. It taught me that each day on this earth is precious. The people you meet, the experiences you live through, the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of life. All should be consumed with passion. The good, AND the bad. As if you only had one or two years left of your life. For after all, we don't know how much time we have. But what ever length that is, it should not be wasted.

The theme of this series is provocative. And, always kept me anxious for next weeks show. The acting and production value is exceptional. I especially liked the recurring dreams (night mares really), or flashbacks that Ben Gazzarra's character would wake from, where he was being chased by Father Time (or was it he that was doing the chasing). I found these scenes to be very symbolic.

I do hope that this series becomes available on DVD soon. If you liked "The Fugitive" television series, you'll probably also like "Run For Your Life".


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