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Golden Years (1991) (TV)

Director:
Allen Coulter
Kenneth Fink
Michael Gornik
Stephen Tolkin
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Science Fiction/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
232 minutes
Producer:
Mitchell Galin
Peter McIntosh
Screenwriter:
Stephen King


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Harlan Williams Keith Szarabajka
Terry Spann Felicity Huffman
Gen. Louis Crewes Ed Lauter
Jude Andrews R. D. Call
Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter Bill Raymond
Gina Williams Frances Sternhagen

 

Review

This Stephen King-thriller was originally a mini-series for television later released on video and dvd. It certainly suffers greatly from its not too ideal format - there are ridiculously slow and tedious scenes here that have little other relevance than to drag things out. But what's most impressive is that Golden Years manages to be utterly confusing despite explaining everything painfully meticolously. The premise of the story is quite good, and King has some fine observations, but the entire production lacks professionalism and inspiration, and even the acting is far below par - with Huffman and R. D. Call particularly embarrassing.

Copyright 6.1.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]