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Still the Beaver (1983)

This movie reunites most of the members of the Cleaver clan, Wally, June, and of course, the Beaver. Their father Ward has passed away. Wally's married to Mary Ellen and a successful lawyer... See full summary »

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June Cleaver
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Wally Cleaver
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Theodore Cleaver
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Eddie Haskell
Frank Bank ...
Clarence Rutherford
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Fred Rutherford
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Whitey
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Corey Cleaver
John Snee ...
Oliver Cleaver
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Richard Rickover (as Richard Correll)
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Larry Mondello (as Rusty Stevens)
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Mary Ellen
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Kimberly
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Miss Canfield
Tiger Fafara ...
Tooey Brown (as Luke Fafara)
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This movie reunites most of the members of the Cleaver clan, Wally, June, and of course, the Beaver. Their father Ward has passed away. Wally's married to Mary Ellen and a successful lawyer and has everything to make his life complete except for a child. The Beaver is married but unfortunately is still the same which is why his wife threw him out. With nowhere else to go, he goes home. And he also decides that he wants to raise his children, in his hometown of Mayfield. His wife, who decides that she hasn't done anything in her life, decides to become a veterinarian, but she can only go to school out of the country, so she let's Beaver have the children. So he brings his sons there and they are not exactly impressed with Mayfield and feel that they were dumped there, and bond more with Wally than with their own father. They also have to deal with Eddie Haskell, who has gone from nasty to crooked. It's a good thing they still have their mom. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A lot has changed. But the fun's still the same. See more »

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19 March 1983 (USA)  »

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As they were preparing to shoot Still the Beaver, the creators were trying to locate Rusty Stevens to reprise "Larry Mondello." They hired a detective to locate him. The detective found the right house and knocked on the door. Rusty's wife answered and the detective asked her if it was the residence of the former child star. She replied that he had the wrong house. Later, she told Rusty and he responded that the detective had the right house; apparently, he didn't tell his wife about his past life as Larry Mondello! Unfortunately for other cast members whom they wanted to reprise their roles, they were not so lucky. See more »

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Followed by The New Leave It to Beaver (1983) See more »

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Take The Long Way Home
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Performed By Supertramp
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Just What I Expected...
30 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Sorry, I don't agree that this one was a dud. The Beaver never grew up -why should we have expected him to? He was a whiny kid who grew up to be a whiny, clueless adult. I loved the first scene when his wife turns the sprinklers on him and later, when June is sitting in the graveyard saying "Ward, I'm worried about the Beaver." Meeting Eddie Haskell's kid, who is his father all over again, of course, was also great fun.

Leave it to Beaver was never fine theater or great writing,it was just a look at the way America never really was.


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