Golden Years (1991– )

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Complete series cast summary:
 Harlan Williams (7 episodes, 1991)
 Terry Spann (7 episodes, 1991)
 Gen. Louis Crewes (7 episodes, 1991)
 Jude Andrews (7 episodes, 1991)
 Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter (7 episodes, 1991)
 Gina Williams (7 episodes, 1991)
 Major Moreland (6 episodes, 1991)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Billy Delois (5 episodes, 1991)
 Fredericks (4 episodes, 1991)
Graham Paul ...
 Rick Haverford (4 episodes, 1991)
 Burton (3 episodes, 1991)
 Dr. Ackerman (3 episodes, 1991)
Randell Haynes ...
 Hawkins (3 episodes, 1991)
Mert Hatfield ...
 Sheriff Mayo (2 episodes, 1991)
 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)


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 <>

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Release Date:

16 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Golden Years  »

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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 »


Technician: Dr. Todhunter, I need your signature.
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter: What time do you have?
Technician: Half past the hour.
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter: Hmm. Are we ready?
Technician: Yes sir, I have it scheduled for this afternoon.
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter: Do it now.
Technician: Now, doctor?
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter: Do it now.
Technician: But sir, ya see...
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter: Do it now!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Replaceable You (2011) See more »


Golden Years
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Lame and Absurd Story
8 January 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a secret research center of the USA, the lunatic, but also genius, Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter (Bill Raymond) ignores the warning signal in the control panel and proceeds with his experiment with a particle accelerator. The laboratory blows-up and his assistant dies and the seventy-year-old janitor Harlan Williams (Keith Szarabajka) is exposed to a green radiation that rejuvenates. However the scientist omits the truth about the accident in the preliminary hearing.

The national security agent Terry Spann (Felicity Huffman) and her lover, General Louis Crewes (Ed Lauter), find the truth about what had happened in the laboratory and unsuccessfully try to shut down the experiment. But the CIA assassin Jude Andrews (R.D. Call) kills whoever tries to conduct a further investigation that may compromise the experiment. Now Terry and Louis decide to protect Harlan and his wife Gina (Frances Sternhagen) from Andrews that wants to bring the janitor to become the guinea pig of Dr. Toddhunter.

Yesterday I lost more than four hours of my life watching the dull "Golden Years" on a double DVD. The lame story is absurd and most of the characters are ridiculous or annoying. There are shootings and executions everywhere without press or politicians taking any action. The acting is below average and the story has no conclusion.

The gangster Jude Andrews kills whoever he wants without any consequence. General Louis Crewes and Terry Spann are military and agent from the security agency without any connection with any superior what seems to be impossible. Major Moreland is an unfunny clown while Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter is the stereotype of a mad scientist. Gina Williams is annoying and unfortunately does not die and stays until the very end. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Jovem Outra Vez" ("Young Again")

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