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Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 November 1996 (USA)
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Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Demetral ...
Deborah Rennard ...
Steve Grisham
George Petrie ...
Harv Smithfield (as George O. Petrie)
Detective Markham


Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his family back together, and regaining control of Ewing Oil from arch-enemy Cliff Barnes. Will he be successful? Written by Phil Fernando

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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

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This was the first Dallas production to return to the famous Southfork Ranch property since the end of the 1988-89 season. For the original series' last two years on the air, all Southfork exteriors were filmed on an interior sound stage in California. See more »


When Bobby Ewing rescues Julia Cunningham from the back of a galloping horse, the ground changes several times between grass in the long shots to sand in the close-ups. See more »


John Ross Ewing III: [after JR appears screwed by Cliff because he sold Ewing Oil to Bobby and Sue Ellen] Dad, I don't understand, why are you smiling? You just lost Ewing Oil?
John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.: Son, you don't understand. Ewing Oil is back in Ewing hands. Your Uncle Bobby is no longer going to sell Southfork, and is back in the oil business. I am the Chairman of the Board of Weststar. Your mother is back at Southfork, and you are going to remain in Dallas to learn the oil business under the best damn oil man there ever was.
John Ross Ewing III: Dad, when...
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Followed by Doing Dallas (2000) See more »

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Bitchiness, double-dealing and backstabbing. I loved it!
20 February 2001 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

A classic return to all the money grabbing and power struggles of the Eighties. It was great to see the crew back in action. Most of them haven't aged a bit.

Watching the verbal scraps between JR and Cliff Barnes brought it all flooding back. Damn it was good!

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