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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
Janis Corsair ...  Computer 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stephen King's Golden Years See more »

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

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Mono

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Color | Color (Technicolor)

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16:9 widescreen
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Trivia

The pursuer of Harlan and Gina Williams, Jude Andrews played by R.D. Call, and their protector, Terry Spann played by Felicity Huffman, both worked for the secret US Government agency known as "The Shop" that kidnapped Drew Barrymore in another Stephen King novel, Firestarter (1984). See more »

Quotes

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

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Replaceable You (2011) See more »

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Golden Years
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Lame and Absurd Story
8 January 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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