Golden Years (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 ... See full summary »

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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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When in Francine's safe house (Episode 7) one of the "hippies" introduces another as "Captain Tripps" That's also the name of the flu that wiped out earth in "The Stand", also by Stephen King. See more »

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[Williams throws the newly passed eye-exam papers on Morelands desk]
Major Moreland: Welcome back.
Harlan Williams: Thank you.
Major Moreland: You think you're smarter than me, old man. You're not. That piece of paper doesn't change a thing.
Harlan Williams: I guess you're right. I'm still working here, and you're still a jerk.
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Good buildup, poor payoff.
15 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Stephen King is no stranger to television, both with adaptations of his work (from "Tales From The Darkside"'s version of 'Word Processor of the Gods' to the miniseries "The Stand") and original scripts (witness "Storm of the Century" and that episode of "The X-Files"). "Golden Years" was his first venture into television originals, and it certainly avoids the depths of "The Shining" (the Kubrick version, not the one with Rebecca DeMornay), but neither is it as effective as "The Dead Zone."

An elderly janitor (Keith Szarabajka in old-age makeup) is caught in an explosion at the plant where he works; he survives, but he soon starts to grow younger, and with his wife (Frances Sternhagen) he goes on the run from the people behind the plant... this blend of "Cocoon" and "The Fugitive" worked for the most part, with Szarabajka's rejuvenation a slow process instead of an overnight thing (by the end of the series he was still pretty old), and his pursuers (Ed Lauter, Felicity Huffman) weren't out-and-out villains. But the series blew it in the final episode, never producing a real finale - it just seemed to stop, leaving a distinct "That was IT?" impression.

Proof that it's never a good idea to rest on your Laurels.


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