On a cold night in a remote cabin, Professor John Oldman gathers his most trusted colleagues for an extraordinary announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 centuries of evolution and must now move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force these scientists and scholars to confront their own notions of history, religion and humanity, all leading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever.
A second rate Twilight Zone episode.
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A cheaply filmed sci-fi tale in which a college professor who is leaving town confides in a group of close friends that he actually 14,000 years old. Due a quirk of nature the cells in his body have the ability to constantly repair and regenerate themselves meaning he never ages. If this wasn't unbelievable enough, throughout his long history he's been a cave man, close friends with the artist Van-Gogh, sailed with Christopher Columbus, was a close disciple Buddha and best of all was actually Jesus, and managed to survive crucifixion by 'blocking the pain', a technique he learnt while in India. The core of the story is about is he making this up or is he telling the truth? Overall, this is very similar to a feature length episode of The Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits, and a pretty mediocre episode at that. The book on which it was based was probably a good read, but as a film it is so far fetched by 30 minutes in you don't really care whether he's telling the truth or not.