The seven and a half second solution.
Dr. Stephen Rayner (Peter Arne) has been shot and falls into the water. When he is pulled out a photographer at the scene takes his picture before he is sent to the hospital. When the film is developed a reporter, Mike Delaney (Gene Nelson), notices that there appears to be some kind of glow around him.
At the hospital the doctors operate and take the bullet out but the patient dies. At least until his eyes open and his heart starts again. Dr. Rayner works at the Brant Institute. Delaney wants a story. The police won’t give it to him. Passing by Rayner’s hospital room he has his photographer, Jill Rabowski (Faith Domergue), take a picture. When Delaney goes to the Brant Institute he meets the “real?” Dr. Rayner.
When they question the patient he seems to not understand. The reporter wants to know what is going on. The combination of being shot and dying plus the radioactivity that Rayner has been exposed to throws him 7 and a half seconds into the future. He is answering questions before he is asked. And what is the doppelganger at the institute up to?
It’s a cool idea. Someone who’s brain is responding in the future. Unfortunately they didn’t go anywhere with it. It’s all about the reporter investigating the shooting and why there is someone in his place at the institute. The scientist that is the “Atomic Man” does nothing but lay in his bed answering questions that haven’t been asked yet. One of the doctors has a weird explanation for it all which sounds cool but is absolute nonsense.
It moves along at a good pace and the action is good. It’s an enjoyable low budget British movie. At least as long as you’re OK with basically a detective story. Just don’t look at it as a Science Fiction movie. Look at it as an espionage thriller with Sci-Fi undertones.