Absolute Zero

Nowhere ManPhotographer Tom Veil is a nervous wreck at a showing of his work in his Chicago studio. He convinces his wife to leave the show early to slip out for dinner, but when he goes to the rest room and returns, she is nowhere to be found. The maitre’d doesn’t remember her being there – or Tom himself, for that matter. Tom takes a cab home and finds that another man has taken his place in his home – and that his wife and even his dog apparently have to memory of him.

Tom takes refuge in his studio for the night, finding that the locks have been changed in just a few hours of his absence, and he also finds that one black and white photograph, titled “Hidden Agenda,” has been stolen, and all evidence of his existence has been erased. He tracks down his wife and she confesses that she has been forced to deny his existence by an unknown agency. But when she’s pulled over – a convenience store owner noticed Tom sneaking into her car and called the police – she tells a police officer that she’s never seen Tom before, and Tom is hauled off to a mental hospital. A Doctor Bellamy asks him for a list of people to contact to verify his identity, and a fellow patient who identifies himself only as Eddie seems to know exactly what is going on, but is afraid to tell Tom the truth – and later is subjected to a lobotomy so his knowledge dies with him. Tom kidnaps Bellamy and escapes to his studio, where he uses his photographic expertise to alter Bellamy’s driver’s license so he can avoid being tracked, if only for a little while.

Bellamy offers a handful of hints as to what is happening, but the conversation is cut short when armed mercenaries – working for whoever is out to erase Tom’s existence – storm the studio, and an explosion sparked by darkroom chemicals destroys the building. However, Tom has the master negatives of “Hidden Agenda,” and he escapes again. He finds that his best friend – whose name he gave to Bellamy – has been murdered, and fearing for his mother’s life (since he also gave Bellamy her address), Tom books a flight with Bellamy’s credit card and leaves for Iowa, but has duplicate prints of “Hidden Agenda” made before leaving Chicago. Tom’s worst fears are realized when he arrives at his mother’s home, finds her on life support, and is told by a live-in nurse that his mother suffered a stroke less than a week ago. The nurse’s boyfriend – who happens to be a policeman – arrives and demands that Tom produce identification. Mrs. Veil’s church pastor shows up, temporarily defusing the situation – but he’s not the man who was behind the pulpit the last time Tom was in town. Tom grabs the police officer’s gun and escapes again, holding the nurse at gunpoint, even though there isn’t necessarily any evidence that she, her boyfriend, or the priest are involved in whatever conspiracy seeks to destroy Tom.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Hertzog
directed by Tobe Hooper
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Megan Gallagher (Alyson Veil), Ted Levine (David “Eddie” Powers), Bernie McInerney (Father Thomas), Michael Tucker (Dr. Bellamy), David Brisbin (Driver), Mary Gregory (Mrs. Veil), John Hillard (Cop), Murray Rubinstein (Larry Levy), Rebecca Hayes (Woman #1), Heather Paige Kent (Woman #2), Alexandra Kenworthy (Woman #3), Marian O’Brien (Nurse), Steve Restivo (Gina), Greg Wrangler (Husband), Jay Arlen Jones (Inmate), Lisa Rafel (Attractive Woman), Robert Kempf (Oscar)

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Turnabout

Nowhere ManContinuing his search, Tom is still relying on Dr. Bellamy’s credit cards and ID to get from one place to another, but eventually his enemies track him down – but not in the way he expects. In fact, they assume from his ID that Tom is Bellamy, and take him back to their headquarters, where they expect him to perform the same conditioning on a new victim as he once did to a man named Thomas Veil.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Hertzog
directed by Tobe Hooper
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Mimi Craven (Ellen Combs), George Del Hoyo (Supervisor), Phil Reeves (Doctor Haynes), Tobias Anderson (Monk)

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The Incredible Derek

Nowhere ManTom enlarges “Hidden Agenda,” searching for clues he may have missed in the two years since it was taken. On a hunch, he travels to Georgia, but finds help in the unexpected form of a ten-year-old blind boy who travels as a circus sideshow act as a psychic – but the boy’s psychic reading of Tom reveals more information than expected.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Surnow
directed by James Darren
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Zachery McLemore (Derek Bartholomew Williams), Mike Starr (Bart Williams), Tim DeZarn (Harry Corners)

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Something About Her

Nowhere ManJust as Tom is trying to hunt down the conspiracy that has destroyed his life, “they” have moved Tom’s capture to the top of their list of tasks to accomplish. Eventually, the two objectives collide and Tom is captured, drugged, and subjected to a controlled environment where his captors force him to live out a fictional relationship with a woman he is conditioned to trust and love. They hope that Tom will reveal his secrets – including the secrets of “Hidden Agenda” – to his new love, but even in his vulnerable state, Tom has taken enough pictures to feel that things are too picture-perfect with this new scenario.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Hertzog
directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Carrie Ann Moss (Karin Stolk), Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Moen), Kent Williams (Mr. Grey)

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Paradise On Your Doorstep

Nowhere ManNeeding to earn money without drawing attention to himself, Tom puts his talents to use in a small town photo store. But an unusual situation develops along with a customer’s roll of film when Tom sees a picture of his wife. Trying to find out where the picture was taken, Tom finds himself in a community where others like himself whose identities have been stolen seek shelter from the conspiracy. But something tells Tom that this unlikely aggregation of fellow victims could be a trap meant just for him…

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Hertzog
directed by Tom Wright
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Saxon Trainor (Dierdre Coltrera), Stephen Meadows (Paul)

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An Enemy Within

Nowhere ManVeil is mistaken for a trespasser and shot while camping in the farmlands of Pennsylvania. A local woman named Emily Noonan finds him and helps him recover, and this time it appears that Veil’s latest confidante has no connection to his ordeal. Veil learns that Emily is one of the last holdouts against an oppressive food conglomerate which intends to buy out all the local farmland, by force if necessary. His story of his fight against the conspiracy inspires Emily to stand her ground, but this may merely inspire her opponents to take more extreme measures.

Order the DVDswritten by Peter Dunne
directed by Ian Toynton
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Maria Bello (Emily Noonan), Raye Birk (Tobe Adler), James Lashly (Ed Durrant)

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It’s Not Such a Wonderful Life

Nowhere ManVeil is stunned when he is tracked down by federal agents who, for once, seem to be on his side. He gives a sworn statement about his activities over the past several months, and learns who the conspirators are and why they seem to be so intent on destroying him. Veil is taken back to his wife and his mother, both safe and sound, but is growing wary of the all-too-convenient twist of events. In the end, his suspicions prove to be worthwhile.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Herzog
directed by Tim Hunter
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Megan Gallagher (Alyson Veil), Mary Gregory (Mrs. Veil), Carol Huston (Sandra Wilson), Willie C. Carpenter (Rick), W. Earl Brown (Roy)

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Contact

Nowhere ManVeil is contacted by someone who claims to be an insider of the conspiracy that has destroyed his identity. This person claims to be on Veil’s side and offers much helpful information – the identity and location of the one person who issued to orders to erase Veil’s existence, the truth of how Veil’s wife was coerced into cooperating with the conspiracy, and more. When Veil’s contact asks him to pay for these revelations by killing the man whose location he has been given, he begins to suspect that his new ally is simply using him to settle old scores.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Herzog
directed by Reza Badiyi
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Joseph Lambie (Richard Grace), Robin Sachs (The Voice)

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Heart of Darkness

Nowhere ManContinuing to search through the information in a palmtop computer given to him by his ally within the conspiracy, Veil tracks down another person with a connection to the execution depicted in “Hidden Agenda” – a dangerous fanatic with radical views on political reform, and a militia-like cult whose members protect him with their lives. Veil may be able to get the information he seeks…if he can survive initiation into the so-called American Guard.

Order the DVDswritten by David Ehrman
directed by Stephen Stafford
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Scott Coffey (Gary), Patrick Kilpatrick (C.W. Knox), James Tolkan (Commander Quinn)

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Forever Jung

Nowhere ManOne address persistently shows up in the files of the palmtop computer and Veil finally goes there, discovering that it’s a nursing home in Minnesota. He lands a job as an orderly there, and at first suspects that the nursing home bears no relevance to his search for the truth, but then he discovers a far more sinister endeavor is being concealed. Elderly people are being subjected to an advanced virtual reality experiment where they can regain their lost youth – and the backers of this experiment gain access to their memories and their secrets.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Surnow
directed by Stephen Stafford
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Leon Russom (Dr. Seymour), Melanie Smith (young Pauline), Edith Fields (old Pauline), Freda Foh Shen (Nurse Ellman), Paul Marin (Rudy)

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Hidden Agenda

Nowhere ManIn Washington D.C., Tom receives a phone call from his nameless, faceless ally, proposing a face-to-face meeting to further their mutual aim of destroying the conspiracy. Over dinner, Tom’s ally asks the photographer to recount the story which led up to the much-hunted “Hidden Agenda”.

In 1993, on the insistence of his impulsive journalist friend Harrison, Tom once flew to Central America because Harrison was onto a potentially big story. Harrison’s lead is an inauspicious one – an American Army soldier gave a local prostitute his dog tags as payment for services rendered, and also told her that the U.S. Army was present in force to shut down a local rebel uprising. Venturing into the forests of the Andes, Tom and Harrison found that the Army was indeed present, and was indeed interfering in local politics, swelling its ranks by hiring off local men with cocaine. Veil and Harrison infiltrated the installation, discovering that they weren’t dealing with the Army, they weren’t dealing with any kind of normal military operation, and they were lucky to make it back to the U.S. alive with this knowledge.

And once he finishes telling the story of Hidden Agenda, Veil finds out that he’s being watched…and that the story he has just told isn’t necessarily the truth.

Order the DVDswritten by David Ehrman
directed by Michael Levine
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Dwight Schultz (Harrison Barton), Robin Sachs (Alexander Hale), Anthony Guzman (Luis Borjes), Tracy Conklin (Sgt. Rock), William Earl Ray (Lt. Anson), Geoff Prysirr (Shadow One), Allen Nause (Shadow Two), Christine Calfas (Yolanda), Olga Sanchez (Angela), Jim Garcia (Ringo), Mark Homayoun (Spanish Guard), Michael Blain-Rozgay (Waiter), Fulvio Cecere (Sgt. Dirksen), John Bebe (Young Guard #1), Tim McKellips (Young Guard #2), Erin Cecil (Sobbing Woman)

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Calaway

Nowhere ManVeil pays a return visit to Calaway Psychiatric Hospital, and finds that there have been some major changes in the staff. The most surprising of these is that J.C., an inmate Veil met on his previous stay at the hospital who spoke only in song, now appears to be a doctor, as well as a member of the conspiracy. Veil tries to break what he hopes to be J.C.’s conditioning, but is unable to help another new arrival at Calaway – a man who is being subject to the same breakdown of self-identity that was once carried out on Veil himself.

Order the DVDswritten by Joel Surnow
directed by Ian Toynton
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Jay Arlen Jones (J.C.), Robert Cicchini (Michael Kramer), Bruce Gray (Dr. Gilmore)

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Zero Minus Ten

Nowhere ManVeil awakens in a hospital, and is told that he is just recovering from a coma caused by injuries received in a near-fatal auto accident. Alyson and Larry are there, lending credence to the possibility that his entire ordeal of being hunted by the conspiracy was merely a nightmare – but Veil has come too far to believe it so quickly.

Order the DVDswritten by Jane Espenson
directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Megan Gallagher (Alyson Veil), Murray Rubenstein (Larry), Choppy Guillotte (Ben Dobbs), David Bodin (Doctor)

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Marathon

Nowhere ManFurther study of his own photograph leads Veil to a research facility in Washington D.C., the home of the dark, top-secret Project Marathon. Not expecting a major breakthrough, Veil finds signs that he is very close to the prize, including cooperative allies at the highest levels, and a growing number of attempts to kill him. Veil discovers that at least one of the dead men pictured in “Hidden Agenda” is a U.S. Senator whose whereabouts are currently unknown, and is given the key to a safe deposit box whose contents will lead him to the end of his quest…for better or worse.

Order the DVDswritten by Art Montersatelli
directed by Stephen Stafford
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Nicolas Surovy (Stanley Robman), Elsie Sniffen (Jenny Tsu), Oz Tortora (Sparky)

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Gemini

Nowhere ManVeil finally has something to show for his quest, files which include a secret report written by an agent identified only as Gemini, as well as the unaltered original print of “Hidden Agenda” – showing the faces of the hanged men to be members of a Senate intelligence committee on domestic terrorism. Veil tracks down a surviving member of that committee, Senator Wallace, and reveals this information to him. He also learns that this committee strenuously opposed a bill that would have given the United States government’s intelligence agencies free reign in conducting surveillance of individual citizens. But before Veil can act further, his secret supporter is mysteriously transferred, and he discovers that he himself is not one man, but two – and one of those men is nowhere to be found.

Order the DVDswritten by Lawrence Hertzog and Art Monterastelli
directed by Stephen Stafford
music by Mark Snow

Cast: Bruce Greenwood (Thomas Veil), Hal Linden (Sentator William Wallace), Francis X. McCarthy (Robert Barton), Edward Edwards (Iverson)

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