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Golden Years 

An elderly janitor hurt in an explosion at a secret army lab run by "The Shop" starts to grow younger. A ruthless operative is sent to cover it up, so the janitor and his wife go on the run with the help of a sympathetic female agent.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Keith Szarabajka ...  Harlan Williams 7 episodes, 1991
Felicity Huffman ...  Terry Spann 7 episodes, 1991
Ed Lauter ...  Gen. Louis Crewes 7 episodes, 1991
R.D. Call ...  Jude Andrews 7 episodes, 1991
Bill Raymond ...  Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter 7 episodes, 1991
Frances Sternhagen ...  Gina Williams 7 episodes, 1991
Stephen Root ...  Major Moreland 6 episodes, 1991
Philip Lenkowsky ...  Billy Delois 5 episodes, 1991
Tim Guinee ...  Fredericks 4 episodes, 1991
Graham Paul Graham Paul ...  Rick Haverford 4 episodes, 1991
Erik King ...  Burton 3 episodes, 1991
John Rothman ...  Dr. Ackerman 3 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ...  Hawkins 3 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ...  Sheriff Mayo 2 episodes, 1991
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Francie Wil 2 episodes, 1991
Susan King Susan King ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
J.R. Horne J.R. Horne ...  Dr. Eakins 2 episodes, 1991
Sarah Melici Sarah Melici ...  Mrs. Rogers 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ...  Little Girl 2 episodes, 1991
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Explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals. Now he changes and becomes younger instead of older. The government is interested in finding out everything about this changes and hunts the fugitive Harlan. A hunt across the USA starts. Written by Franz-Josef Brinkkoetter <franjo@amclust2.amclust.mcnet.de>

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His body held the secret of time. Now time...is running out!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Golden Years See more »

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Mono

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16:9 widescreen
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Trivia

The pursuer of Harlan and Gina Williams, Jude Andrews played by R.D. Call, and their protector, Terry Spann played by Felicity Huffman, both worked for the secret US Government agency known as "The Shop" that kidnapped Drew Barrymore in another Stephen King novel, Firestarter (1984). See more »

Quotes

Gina Williams: Harlan, where are your glasses?
Harlan Williams: I see better without them now.
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The U.S. video version includes a few scenes not shown on the television broadcast. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Replaceable You (2011) See more »

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Definitely Not King's Worst
2 September 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals. Now he changes and becomes younger instead of older. The government is interested in finding out everything about this changes and hunts the fugitive Harlan.

Stephen King's made-for-TV movies are so hit and miss. Not sure how much this is his fault, since it's really out of his hands by that point. But either way, I think this happens to be one of the better ones, even if not one of the more famous. Perhaps because it is very, very light on the horror aspects? I'm not sure.

At four hours, the film is long, but actually very well-paced, unlike the dreadfully boring "Langoliers". Allegedly another, longer version exists? I don't know. And even more interesting is how this ties into "Firestarter", though the connection is not obvious and may not have been intended by the director.


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