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Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Adventure  -  12 July 1981 (USA)
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Jack Albertson plays Charlie Bartlett, a retired railroad worker whose dream of crossing the country in a hot air balloon is encouraged by his grandson who decides to go along with him for ... See full summary »

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Charlie Bartlett
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Susan O'Neill
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Wes Cummings
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Ben Khlover
William Bogert ...
Alfred Lawson
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Uncle Mike
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Carlo
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Mrs. Lawson
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Joey
Moosie Drier ...
Morris O'Neill
Laurence Haddon ...
Sam Spade
Jack Knight ...
Police Sergeant
Morgan Farley ...
Fraiser (as Morgan Farlay)
Robert Lussier ...
Clerk
Stack Pierce ...
Lucas
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Jack Albertson plays Charlie Bartlett, a retired railroad worker whose dream of crossing the country in a hot air balloon is encouraged by his grandson who decides to go along with him for the ride despite misgivings from the grandson's widowed mother who's plans to remarry have left him disenchanted. Written by Anonymous

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12 July 1981 (USA)  »

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Charlie ja suuri ilmapallo  »

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Filmed in 1978 but not broadcast until 1981. See more »

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Thought It Was a Wonka Sequel
18 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I remember this thing airing. Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase.

With Jack Albertson, who had played Grandpa Joe to Charlie Bucket in Willie Wonka.

And clearly I spied the young Moosie Drier and thought he was Peter Ostrum, returning to the character with his old co-star, reuniting the beloved Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe once more.

Yet upon constantly hearing that Peter Ostrum did no other movies than the original (and best) Willie Wonka in '71, I decided to check under Albertson's name and see who was in Charlie and the Balloon Chase.

I stand corrected.

I wonder if Ostrum was wanted, or if it was simply hoped that Drier would pass as an Ostrum wanna-be.

In seven years, I guess Ostrum would have been too old to be the boyish grandson anymore.

Ah well.


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