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Return to Mayberry (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  13 April 1986 (USA)
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After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.

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This was a reunion bringing back most of the characters from The Andy Griffith Show. It begins with Andy Taylor returning to Mayberry and planning to run for his old job of Sheriff but when he arrives, he discovers that his old deputy and friend, Barney Fife, is planning to run also. So Andy decides to back down. And at the same time there are some strange things going on, and Barney's stumped, so Andy has to help him out. Also Barney's planning to propose to his old girlfriend Thelma Lou, and Opie, Andy's son is about to become a father. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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'Hal Smith (I)''s character, Otis Campbell, was the town drunk in the original series. In this reunion he's now sober and is the town's ice cream man. See more »

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The production crew apparently payed very little attention when they were filming the scene in the classroom (with Barney dressed as a clown). You can see boys sitting in seats with the names "Melissa" and "Annie" on them, and a girl seated in a seat for "Edwin." See more »

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Let's All Return to Mayberry
20 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the differences in this movie and the show,this was a very happy return to some of my favorite characters.Several of these people are very special to me,probably more than my real family. I think the critics made idiots out of themselves by complaining that this movie looked like a senior citizens reunion; to me, these people are ageless,but I do miss some of my favorite Mayberrians like Ellie Walker,the pretty lady druggist.I have always thought she and Andy made a nice couple. I shudder to think what happened to Opie once Helen stuck her claws into Andy.I also miss Leon the little cowboy with his PB&J sandwiches,but I imagine he's somewhere in town with his son;the two of them both eating them. [Clint Howard who played the role was actually bound by contract to another film at the time]. What about Sam Jones [Ken Berry]; could he still be living nearby ? What about Rafe Hollister and his moonshine still at the Old Rimshaw House? I also wonder if Gomer married his sweetheart LuAnne Poovie or did he leave her with the Marines. I would also have liked to have seen Opie married to Mary Alice Carter [beautiful Morgan Brittany]. Oh well,this movie was a wonderful walk down familiar streets and meeting old friends. Please excuse me as I take down my fishing pole and stroll down to the fishing hole,,,,,,


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