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Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  23 March 1988 (USA)
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This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy... See full summary »

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Charlie Poke
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Capt. Aaron Cartwright
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Mr. Dunson
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Mr. Mack
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Annabelle 'Annie' Cartwright
Brian A. Smith ...
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Sheriff Montooth
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Jennifer Sills
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Nathaniel Amsted
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Gus Morton (as William Benedict)
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Sills
Gary Reed ...
Eldon Poole
Lee McLaughlin ...
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Robert F. Hoy ...
Feathers (as Robert Hoy)
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This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back fom the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright and is now the ranch foreman, and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to mine on the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. And Hoss' son Josh whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss cause he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring his mother back to the Ponderosa. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Lorne Greene was originally signed to reprise his role of Ben Cartwright from the original TV series (Bonanza (1959)), but died before production began. See more »

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Awful Tribute
13 May 2008 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

What a sad tribute to Bonanza this movie was. Even though it had a few good actors like Robert Fuller, John Amos, David Richman, and John Ireland, it was awful. Many of the plot lines made no sense and were very contrary to the tradition of Bonanza. For example, where did Aaron Cartwright come from? We all remember Will Cartwright from his brief visit on the original series. Why was Michael Landon and Pernell Roberts not involved? They were both alive and in their 50s when this movie was made, and it would have been nice to see them in the movie. One of them could have played the role of the elder Cartwright.

As others mentioned, the music was very off. It often repeated over and over and had no relationship to the action on the screen. The actor who played Josh Cartwright was very bad. Dirk Blocker should have been used for that role. There was a lot of very bad dialogue too. This film looks like it was done with a very tiny budget, and that is a shame. There was a lot of great history and tradition that could have been brought into this film and most of it was ignored.


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