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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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Rance Howard, the actor who portrays the minister who marries Barney Fife and Thelma Lou, is Ron Howard's father. See more »

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When Andy and Thelma Lou meet for the first time in the cemetery, as they hug, on the far shot Themla Lou's arm in over Andy's arm; however when the camera view changes for the closeup, Themla Lou's arm is now under Andy's arm. See more »

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Follows The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Bad Script/ Good Memories
18 March 2004 | by (Ashland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The awful script notwithstanding, it is great to see the cast get back together in this trip down memory lane. Those of us who grew up with the Andy Griffith Show like it. When Barney asks Andy to answer the telephone in the Sheriff's Office, and hearing Andy simply say "Sheriff's Office," well, talk about your nostalgia! What's amazing is that in 2004, almost all of these people are still alive and many still working (Don Knotts for one).

This is just a nice movie for the "fans" of the show. No stunning acting, no over the top in your face "shock" humor we are all too sick of now.

They just don't make them like this anymore (the origional show, that is). These new so-called comedy sitcoms don't even come close....


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