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A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  21 November 1993 (USA)
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Fourth Waltons reunion TV movie is now set in the 1960s which has John-Boy still living in New York, trying to persuade his fiancée to marry him. Meanwhile, Ben and Cindy's daughter, ... See full summary »

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Fourth Waltons reunion TV movie is now set in the 1960s which has John-Boy still living in New York, trying to persuade his fiancée to marry him. Meanwhile, Ben and Cindy's daughter, Virginia, has died and Cindy is finding life very lonely without her. She tells Ben that she would dearly love to adopt another baby, but Ben feels that it is not a good idea. Also Ben is arguing with his father about their lumber company for he wants to buy a new truck, but John keeps insisting that they can't afford it. Elsewhere, Erin now has three children and is separated from Paul. Her decision to start seeing another man causes some indignation among the other Walton family members. Ike and Corabeth become grandparents when Aimee has a little baby daughter, while Elizabeth returns from Europe and reunites with Drew, her old beau. Written by Matthew Patay

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This - the 4th Walton reunion TV movie following the series' cancellation - is also the first to feature Richard Thomas recreating his original role of John Boy. See more »

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At the TV studio, Janet calls John-Boy a "workaholic." The term did not come into being until 1968. See more »

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Decent TV-movie reunion
17 September 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better TV-movie reunions, and better than most of the 80s "Walton" reunions that were done the year following the original series' cancellation. Unlike the earlier sequels, virtually the entire cast is present here, with a very well-preserved Richard Thomas returning as John-Boy, and Michael Learned back as family matriarch Olivia, who has recovered from the tuberculosis that kept her sidelined during the series' later years. Even a very frail-looking Grandma is present, even though her portrayer, Ellen Corby, suffered a massive stroke in the middle of the series' run.

The storyline, which deals with the Walton family's reaction to JFK's assasination, tends to be a little maudlin, and it's set about eight years too far in the future to jibe with the series' timeline. And a few minor characters are either missing, like Mary Ellen's husband, Jonesy, or altogether unmentioned, like Mary Ellen's son John Curtis. But what makes this fun is the presence of the original cast, plus cameos from all sorts of recurring characters from the series (something most reunions never bother to do). Keep your eyes peeled for appearances by storekeepers Ike and Corabeth, their daughter Aimee, neighbor Verdie Foster, town idiot Yancy Tucker, Aunt Rose, Elizabeth's boyfriend Drew, and, best of all, unwitting moonshiners Emily and Mamie Baldwin.


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