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12 December 1983 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Victor French 
 
Writing credits
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Vince Gutierrez  (as Vince R. Gutierrez)
Laura Ingalls Wilder  books

Produced by
Marvin Coil .... associate producer
Ed Friendly .... associate producer
Michael Landon .... executive producer
Kent McCray .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Rose 
 
Cinematography by
Brianne Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Jerry Taylor 
 
Casting by
Susan McCray  (as Susan Sukman)
 
Art Direction by
George Renne 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb  (as Don Webb)
 
Makeup Department
Bridget Cook .... hair stylist
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Darby Hoppin .... hair stylist
Claude Thompson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kent McCray .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reid Rummage .... assistant director
Brad Yacobian .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Glen R. Feldman .... assistant property master (as Glen Feldman)
Dean Wilson .... property master
Donald F. Winter .... construction coordinator (as Don Winter)
 
Sound Department
Anthony F. Brissinger .... sound recordist
Vince Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
M. Curtis Price .... sound recordist
Breck Warwick .... sound effects editor
Forest Williams .... boom operator (as Forrest Williams)
 
Special Effects by
Luke Tillman .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Housiaux .... key grip
Kenneth Hunter .... camera operator
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
Michael Meinardus .... camera operator (as Mike Meinardus)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Curtis .... assistant costumer
Bill Smith .... assistant costumer
Linda Taylor .... costumer: women
Mike Termini .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (as Edward P. Ancona)
Kay Suffern .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Tom Gleason .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Bob Goodrich .... transportation captain
Clyde Harper .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tim Engel .... production controller
Don Galliher .... dialogue replacement (as Don Galliher)
Blanche Hanalis .... developed for television by
Erika Wernher .... script supervisor
Bill Sheehan .... first aid nurse (uncredited)
 

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120 min (including commercials)
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Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Isaiah Edwards:Safe? Safe? How can you call him safe? He was out from me to you!
Rev. Robert Alden:Now Isaiah, this was a close decision. The Good Lord helped me make the right decision.
Isaiah Edwards:Well, that's wonderful, but the Good Lord wasn't leading by two runs! We were!
Rev. Robert Alden:Isaiah, this is Sunday! Let's not question Divine Guidance.
Isaiah Edwards:[Looking up into the heavens] Oh, if this had been Saturday, Willie would have been out!
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One of the Sadest, 1 December 2013
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Though it's sort of a "revisit" to an earlier episode, it's still really good. If I remember correctly, Charles Ingalls Jr. basically died from the same thing. I believe they both died from leukemia. It's interesting that Charles didn't mention this when the doctor told me. I half-expected him to say "Not again" or something like that - but he didn't.

So, Albert is just about to start medical school. Charles has gotten a new job and is being sent back to Minnesota for a month. After visiting the University, Albert and Charles head to Walnut Grove to relive old memories.

Walnut Grove is having some sort of baseball tournament. We see all the old cast there - except Harriet Oleson, whom we will not be seeing again because the actress had moved on. Things haven't really changed that much since the ending of Season Nine, but I guess they wouldn't have since (I understand) these three movies were done very soon after the closing of the season. I'm assuming they sort of had to do them since they didn't finish season nine and probably had contract obligations to finish...The baseball game is a side-story. Other side stories: Jason wanting to kiss a girl (the one he tried to impress with the glasses in Season Nine), and trouble with the farmers selling their crops to the grange.

The story is a sad one. I've only seen it a few times because it's just too awful to watch. I'm thankful they ended the movie before "the event."

If my son was dying, I know I would moved Heaven and Earth to be there. I think Caroline would have found somebody to watch the children so she could come be with her dying son. I'm sorry, but I just couldn't buy that. But since Karen Graslie didn't have a contract, she probably wasn't able to play in this episode. I'll be happy to see her return for the final movie.

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