Generation (1985)

TV Movie   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family


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Story of a family in the (then) future of 1999, and how the son's invention of pro-hockey armor affects the rest of the family.

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1 October 2000 | HyperPup
Again, the future revisited.
Okay, this is but one of many made for tv movies of the eighties that tried to envision the future. However this one stands out a little. Why? Because it could have been a really interesting concept in following the lives of a family during the year 1999. However, though not acurate in terms of prediction or award winning in storyline aside Generations presents a family in fast forward social disarray. Father (Beymer)is an engineer fast tracking for success and practically forgetting everything else, mother (DuBois)a social worker who is charming but a bit bitchy at times and the daughter (Cutrona) a science prodigy astronaut wannabe future child with way too much time on her hands as her parents are never home enough. But it does'nt stop there, we have the uncle(Hogestyn) a pro-combat hockey star who's affraid his brother's invention (powered hockey armor)will cause crippling injuries and ruin the oh so futuristic sport and the aunt(Raines)a roving surgeon on a futuristic mobile surgical unit that patrols the streets of this futuristic LA. As the movie wears on, we are treated to really glitzy prototype vehicles, electronic appliances and jargon all of which the year 1999 will never hold for all of us (Really!!). As well we are treated to the complexities of daily life in the city and a general disregard for the viewers patience. Overall not a winner flick but better than such ABC movie stinkers like Northstar or Condor.

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