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Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988)

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
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Sheriff Montooth
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Jennifer Sills
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Nathaniel Amsted
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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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23 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Bonanza: The Movie  »

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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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Followed by Bonanza: The Return (1993) See more »

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Missing An Actor - Why?
31 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking for the character who played Charlie in this movie - his credits named him as "Robert Fuller", but there is no listing of such a character on your sight. I wonder why? Plus...he was one of the main characters! I was searching for other things this "Robert Fuller" has been in on television (or in movies) and thus...could not find him. Has he another name? This 'remake' of the Bonanza television series is probably just as hokey, but if you liked the series, this was a fun and predictable sequel. Though Michael Landon Junior will never be his father (as far as acting goes), it was nice to see a 'tradition' reinvented for at least one attempt.


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