The Outer Limits

Season 5 Episode 20

Fathers and Sons

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Aug 06, 1999 on Showtime
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From the outside, the Golden Sunset looks like any other rest home, but Dr. Benton Adler's facility is different in a few unsettling ways. The residents seem to develop Alzheimer's almost overnight and after they do, they live - or are stored - in tiny chambers in a human warehouse. It's the last place you'd expect to find Joe Dell, a high-living, low-income old musician who lives with his son Hank and spends his time teaching the secrets of the blues to his grandson Ronnie. But Hank, a tightly-wound insurance salesman, is wary of his father's influence and after one fight too many, he sends his father to Golden Sunset. But Hank and Benton don't count on the power of Ronnie's love for his grandfather. With the help of Tara, a young woman who lost her grandmother to the rest home, Ronnie discovers Golden Sunset's secret - Dr. Benton has developed a technique to harvest the skills and talents of the old folks in his care. And he's selling them on the open market. Suddenly, a perfect stranger is playing Joe Dell's songs. Suddenly, Hank has a livelier libido and a renewed joie de vivre. Ronnie, determined to save Joe, heads to the rest home, armed with a gun. But even if he can rescue the old man, will there be anything recognizable left?moreless

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Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs

Joe "Madman" Dell

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Tom Pickett

Tom Pickett

Security Guard

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Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Ronnie Dell

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