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Bonanza: The Return (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  28 November 1993 (USA)
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A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.

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A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.

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At the end of the movie when they are all sitting on horseback with Lake Tahoe in the background, the glare off a moving car windshield in the background can be seen across the lake. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin 'Benj' Cartwright: It's a new country... a new world. Everything's changing.
Bronc Evans: Change, just for the sake of it, ain't always good.
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Followed by Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) See more »

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I thought the movie was very good, and actually bugged NBC about airing it again for a long time. I had it on 2 tapes, but can't find either of them now; maybe I watched them so much that the tapes became unwatchable. The story was a little odd; I think the Ponderosa was bought by someone who wanted it for the timberlands, so this old foreman and Little Joe's son (Michael Landon Jr.) found some documents left by old Ben that would invalidate the sale. I especially liked the guy who played Adam's son, A.J., and was shocked that Dirk Blocker didn't play Hoss' son. He played a reporter who was sent out to do a story on the Ponderosa.


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