This movie picks up where the series ended; well not exactly where it ended. Instead of continuing where we were when the series ended, we are now two years later. Blake Carrington has just...
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »
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This movie picks up where the series ended; well not exactly where it ended. Instead of continuing where we were when the series ended, we are now two years later. Blake Carrington has just been released from prison and he is trying to reclaim his empire. And he is also reunited with his beloved Krystle, who until recently was in a coma for sometime. For years he has suspected a foreign consortium of being behind his downfall, and it is true, and these men have brainwashed Krystle to kill him. Written by
Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington:
[to Alexis, after winning yet another catfight]
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a husband to meet up with, a plane to catch, and a home to get back to. What are your plans? Then again, who gives a damn?
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I remember watching this, but not too much of the exact plot. It was put together to tie up the loose ends from the last season of the show, which I wasn't watching at that point anyway (I gave up after the Moldavia massacre mess!), but I was curious to watch and see all the cast together.
The part that sticks out in my mind is the end when the whole cast of characters, apparently all getting along so famously well after they kissed and made up (which didn't quite make sense to me), is together watching "home movies." Home movies, you may ask? Yes, but they never explained WHO was capturing all this on film for them to relive! This ending was so lame!!!
As for the actors, this fiasco wasn't their fault. Anyway, it was nice to see them back together again. Al Corley was back as Steven Carrington, the role he originally played. I always liked Pamela Sue Martin as the original Fallon. Too bad she couldn't be here, but she left the show on her own so she probably didn't want anything more to do with it. And I loved Pamela Bellwood as Claudia, but since the character had died a few years before, she of course couldn't be on this reunion. I'm sure the recasting of Adam had more to do with the fact that Gordon Thomson was unavailable (he was on Santa Barbara) rather than not wanting to be part of this project. Unfortunately, his replacement was not up to the task. But I'm sure whoever played this part other than Gordon would not seem right in the role to loyal fans. I was surprised that there was no Amanda, the long-lost forgotten daughter of Blake and Alexis. (There may have been some mention of her, but I doubt it although I don't remember exactly.) There were two actresses in this role, so I'm sure it wouldn't have mattered who played her if she were there. Amanda Carrington would have made more sense than Kirby Anders being there, as someone else in another comment also thought this was odd.
It's for die-hard fans only. Anyone else should stay far, far away! Three stars for getting most of the cast together one more time. (Zero stars for the plot, or lack thereof... but this show was always more concerned about the style and size of the shoulder pads for the female leads rather than good plots.)
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