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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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 »

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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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Read the other review but keep an open mind
2 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

This dramatisation is on the whole a good one. Albeit with a weak ending. A reasonable cast help to flesh out this tale of an ordinary (well more or less) man trying to outrun the all powerful authorities. Personally, I sank into this dramatisation like an old pair of slippers. It felt comforting. I appreciate Stephen King for his sympathetic characters and plausible relationships. Once again Kingdeftly demonstrates his exceptional talent for characterisation and human interplay. It may now be a little dated but is still worth a look. Don't be put off by the last review. If you can see past King's title of "Horror" writer (he is worthy of much more) then you will appreciate this.


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