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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Harlan Williams 7 episodes, 1991
...  Terry Spann 7 episodes, 1991
...  Gen. Louis Crewes 7 episodes, 1991
...  Jude Andrews 7 episodes, 1991
...  Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter 7 episodes, 1991
...  Gina Williams 7 episodes, 1991
...  Major Moreland 6 episodes, 1991
Philip Lenkowsky ...  Billy Delois 5 episodes, 1991
...  Fredericks 4 episodes, 1991
Graham Paul ...  Rick Haverford 4 episodes, 1991
...  Burton 3 episodes, 1991
...  Dr. Ackerman 3 episodes, 1991
Randell Haynes ...  Hawkins 3 episodes, 1991
Mert Hatfield ...  Sheriff Mayo 2 episodes, 1991
...  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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Stephen King's Golden Years  »

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Terry, when convincing Harlan and his wife to flee with her, makes reference to an Agent Rainbird. This is another reference to "Firestarter." See more »

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Harlan Williams: It could be a lot worse. I could be changing into an alligator like in the horror movies.
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Featured in The Secrets of Dick Smith (1991) See more »

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DULL dull dull!
1 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

What was Stephen King thinking writing this dull, derivative yawnfest? A really un-interesting four hours was made out of the simple story of a man caught in an explosion at a factory who starts to get younger, and the various agents of the government who chase him wanting to know what happened. The whole thing could have fitted into an hour, but no , we have to witness every long winded chase and escape plan, plus endlessly tedious scenes of no relevance concerning a completely over the top mad doctor, and un-funny comedy relief provided by an irritating general dogsbody character. To top it all, the thing doesn't even end-just sort of peters out to nothing-no payoff-zilch. Derivative and not worthy of Stephen King's normal high quality-avoid this like the plague. You'll be bored senseless if you watch it, and at 4 hours it is a criminal waste of time.


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