The Outer Limits: Season 5, Episode 20

Fathers & Sons (6 Aug. 1999)

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A young man's grandfather is sent to a home by his father. When he learns the home is causing his grandfather to have weird dreams his investigation leads him to discover the secret behind Silver Sunset.

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Ronnie Dell
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Hank Dell
Julie Patzwald ...
Tara Vanatter
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Dr. Benton Adler
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Mrs. Dell
Peter Williams ...
Chili Wayne
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Joe Dell
Eleana Johnson ...
Edna Vanatter
Duane Keogh ...
Roger Nygard
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Inga
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Tom Pickett ...
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Barbara Dyke ...
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A young man's grandfather is sent to a home by his father. When he learns the home is causing his grandfather to have weird dreams his investigation leads him to discover the secret behind Silver Sunset.

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At the beginning of the episode, after the orderly places Edna on the stretcher, her left hand hangs in the air, but after the next cut as the stretcher is pulled away we see both of her hands resting on it. See more »

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How Could These People Continue to Function in This Way?
8 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't totally negative about this offering. It has some great characters. Joe, the blues singing grandpa, is played by Bill Cobbs, a great character actor. He is wonderful in this role. He loves his grandson, but his son sees his music as a waste of time. The father finds a fancy home for the aged and sticks the old man in there. We get to see a young woman whose grandmother went from a kind, loving person to a terrified Alzheimer's patient practically over night. The rules about visitation are incredibly strict. That is because the residents are being experimented on and something is being done with their memories. They are also kept in sort of coffins, piled up in a huge warehouse. They are brought out when they have visitors and then returned. The grandson also realizes that his harsh, almost abusive father is starting to act in a totally different way. He is determined to get to the bottom of this and enlists the help of his young friend. This is an incredibly interesting episode and I would have ranked it higher if there had been a little science to explain what was going on. Also, how do some many people work in this facility without something getting out. Still, I highly recommend this one.


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