Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the year 2020, hardbitten, hard-drinking ex-cop Sam Ryan (William Devane) continues to guiltily grieve over the murder of his father twenty years earlier. With the help of a newly developed time machine, Sam is given the chance to return to 2000 in hopes of preventing his dad's murder. Alas, he arrives a few second too late--and before he quite knows what is happening, he is accused of committing the crime himself. Forced to go on the run, Sam now dedicates himself to clearing his name and tracking down his father's killer, with only a few hours left before the time machine whisks him back to the future. In this pursuit, he is aided and abetted by "himself"--that is, by the younger Sam Ryan, played by Rob Estes. Filmed in Vancouver, the made-for-cable The Man Who Used to Be Me debuted over the Fox Family Channel on July 16, 2000.