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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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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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16:9 widescreen
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'King, Stephen' often appears as a cameo in his own movies/series. Here he plays the greyhound bus driver that picks up Gina and Terry 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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Alternate Versions

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

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

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Definitely Not King's Worst
2 September 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An 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.

Stephen King's made-for-TV movies are so hit and miss. Not sure how much this is his fault, since it's really out of his hands by that point. But either way, I think this happens to be one of the better ones, even if not one of the more famous. Perhaps because it is very, very light on the horror aspects? I'm not sure.

At four hours, the film is long, but actually very well-paced, unlike the dreadfully boring "Langoliers". Allegedly another, longer version exists? I don't know. And even more interesting is how this ties into "Firestarter", though the connection is not obvious and may not have been intended by the director.


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