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Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)

Albert Quinn Ingalls wants to be a doctor. But soon he discovers that he is fatally ill. He decides to spend the rest of his life in Walnut Grove. Meanwhile children from school are preparing for their traditional climbing of the mountain.

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After production ended on the long-running "Little House on the Prairie" series, three made-for-TV movies helped wrap up the series. The first of these, "Look Back to Yesterday," depicts Albert's heroic battle with an ultimately fatal illness. Albert interviews at the University of Minnesota, where he plans to study medicine. Albert (unbeknownst to anyone else) suffers from unexplained nosebleeds and is always tired. His family later finds out about the nosebleeds, and a physician from Mankato informs Charles the symptoms point to a deadly form of leukemia, and that Albert has a short time to live. Albert adamantly states his wishes to live out what may be his final days in Walnut Grove; he falls in love with childhood friend Michelle Pierson (who also plans to attend the University of Minnesota to study education) and spends many of his hours with his beloved sister, Laura. Laura, however, is in denial that her brother will soon die, and wants her equally-beloved brother to rest. ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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12 December 1983 (USA)  »

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A farm, ahol élünk: Emlékek  »

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The ending is slightly ambiguous, in that we do not see Albert die, leading some fans to believe that he somehow survives. However the implications of Albert's illness are clear and indeed, when asked about this issue many years after, Kent McCray (Michael Landon's production manager and later co producer) confirmed that the intention was that Albert dies. See more »

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At the top of the mountain, Amy is holding hands with Miss Plum when Jason comes to take a spot between them so that he can kiss Amy. In several subsequent shots, Amy is holding hands with Miss Plum, while Jason waits to take his spot between them. See more »

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Isaiah Edwards: Zack Taylor, that boy that just walked out of here is more of a man than you'll ever be! And he cares a hell of a lot more about this town. Because he remembers it when it was a town full of friends and neighbors who really cared about each other - who were willing to work together no matter how tough it got. You told him to come back here when he's a man. Well you see, he can't do that... because he's dying. But he came back here, because of all the places in the world, this place... this town...
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look back to yesterday
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the movie-i've pre-ordered it when it's released on 10/24/06. The part that choked me up the most, was when Pa made Laura except the truth about Albert's illness-the way she broke down, really hit hard-it was an excellent movie-i've seen it many times, and am looking foreward to seeing it many more times. I'm looking foreward to seeing the commentary that Melissa Gilbert is going to give, regarding the series-Look back to yesterday ranks among my favorite little house story I guess i'd better get the tissues ready- I never tire of seeing this movie-it's just as good, as when I first saw it.

Adam


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