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Golden Years 

An elderly janitor hurt in an explosion at a secret army lab run by "The Shop" starts to grow younger. A ruthless operative is sent to cover it up, so the janitor and his wife go on the run with the help of a sympathetic female agent.

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Stephen King
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Keith Szarabajka ...  Harlan Williams 7 episodes, 1991
Felicity Huffman ...  Terry Spann 7 episodes, 1991
Ed Lauter ...  Gen. Louis Crewes 7 episodes, 1991
R.D. Call ...  Jude Andrews 7 episodes, 1991
Bill Raymond ...  Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter 7 episodes, 1991
Frances Sternhagen ...  Gina Williams 7 episodes, 1991
Stephen Root ...  Major Moreland 6 episodes, 1991
Philip Lenkowsky ...  Billy Delois 5 episodes, 1991
Tim Guinee ...  Fredericks 4 episodes, 1991
Graham Paul Graham Paul ...  Rick Haverford 4 episodes, 1991
Erik King ...  Burton 3 episodes, 1991
John Rothman ...  Dr. Ackerman 3 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ...  Hawkins 3 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ...  Sheriff Mayo 2 episodes, 1991
Harriet Sansom Harris ...  Francie Wil 2 episodes, 1991
Susan King Susan King ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1991
J.R. Horne J.R. Horne ...  Dr. Eakins 2 episodes, 1991
Sarah Melici Sarah Melici ...  Mrs. Rogers 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ...  Little Girl 2 episodes, 1991
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Storyline

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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His body held the secret of time. Now time...is running out!

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Golden Years See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (6 episodes) | (DVD) | (extended edition) | (extended)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 widescreen
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

The U.S. video version includes a few scenes not shown on the television broadcast. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Secrets of Dick Smith (1991) See more »

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Golden Years
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Better than most
21 December 2004 | by jfg1-1See all my reviews

I won't bother to list the cast, as others have done that. I will say that the cast was excellent, and did their jobs admirably.

I have not read "The Book", so I can't compare. The series as it stood, though, was rather good. That is, it had promise. I understand that the original intent was to make a full series but for reasons unknown it was cut short. The ending leaves much to be desired as it causes more questions than it answers. I would very much like to see a continuation of "Golden Years" to see where Mr. King intended to go with the story. I wish the Sci Fi channel would pick this show up and run it again. I have not seen it since the summer the Sci Fi channel premiered and they ran a number of short run shows.


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