After surviving an explosion, a elderly janitor at a secret labatory is chased by the government when he begins to age backwards and become younger due to the effects of the explosion.

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 Harlan Williams (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Terry Spann (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Gen. Louis Crewes (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Jude Andrews (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Gina Williams (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Major Moreland (6 episodes, 1991)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Billy Delois (5 episodes, 1991)
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 Fredericks (4 episodes, 1991)
Graham Paul ...
 Rick Haverford (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Burton (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Ackerman (3 episodes, 1991)
Randell Haynes ...
 Hawkins (3 episodes, 1991)
Mert Hatfield ...
 Sheriff Mayo (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Francie Wil (2 episodes, 1991)
Susan King ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1991)
J.R. Horne ...
 Dr. Eakins (2 episodes, 1991)
Sarah Melici ...
 Mrs. Rogers (2 episodes, 1991)
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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'King, Stephen' often appears as a cameo in his own movies/series. Here he plays the greyhound bus driver that picks up Gina and Terry See more »

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Gina Williams: Harlan, where are your glasses?
Harlan Williams: I see better without them now.
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Read the other review but keep an open mind
2 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This dramatisation is on the whole a good one. Albeit with a weak ending. A reasonable cast help to flesh out this tale of an ordinary (well more or less) man trying to outrun the all powerful authorities. Personally, I sank into this dramatisation like an old pair of slippers. It felt comforting. I appreciate Stephen King for his sympathetic characters and plausible relationships. Once again Kingdeftly demonstrates his exceptional talent for characterisation and human interplay. It may now be a little dated but is still worth a look. Don't be put off by the last review. If you can see past King's title of "Horror" writer (he is worthy of much more) then you will appreciate this.


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