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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'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: I'm too old for this.
Harlan Williams: That makes two of us.
Gina Williams: Does it?
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DVD version: A SciFi movie with a truly original premise and glimpses of real people.
27 February 2004 | by (Fremont, Ca) – See all my reviews

DVD version: A SciFi movie with a truly original premise and glimpses of real people.

I've not really enjoyed a Stephen King horror movie since Firestarter. Just so you know my bias I like Stephen King horror books but not his horror movies. I do enjoy his non-horror films. Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, Dolores Claiborne, Apt Pupil, The Green Mile, and Dead Zone (both TV show and movie).

Golden Years is on the slow side, as is to some extent every movie I listed above. Golden Years succeeds like the above movies when it explorers characters in ways we are not used to exploring them.

Golden Years is about relationships, about the love and relationship of an elderly couple. Rarely in any movie or book do we see two characters this rich a history and depth of love. The action in Golden Years is not a lab experiment gone wrong, it is about the world of two people suddenly shaken to its foundation as they both come to realize that they have no control over their future. Golden Years is the story about the fear of leaving someone behind and the story of being afraid of being left behind.

The movie works well when the characters are connecting, unfortunatly not all the characters connect well. All in all there is much to be admired here. All in all this is simply a made for TV mini-series of the type often slapped together in the 80s-early 90s.

Both the TV version and Video version are greatly flawed due to rather odd editing choices. The ending of all three versions is still a bit weak, due I suspect to the last two episodes being written by Josef Anderson. The old age makeup for the lead character Harlen Williams leaves a lot to be desired and is often just plain distracting.

I am saddened that Stephen King feels he doesn't have anything to write about any more. Golden Years deserves to have many of its ideas fully realized in a novel.


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