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.
When people linked to Harlan Williams begin to die, Terry Spann grows suspicious of the Shop. She decides to protect Harlan and his wife and manages to win their trust despite some initial hesitation...
Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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
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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 »
[Williams throws the newly passed eye-exam papers on Morelands desk]
You think you're smarter than me, old man. You're not. That piece of paper doesn't change a thing.
I guess you're right. I'm still working here, and you're still a jerk.
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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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