Sixth Waltons reunion movie is set in 1969 featuring John-Boy as the TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making ... See full summary »

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Sixth Waltons reunion movie is set in 1969 featuring John-Boy as the TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the celebration of John and Olivia's 40th wedding anniversary. Accompanying them to see the place John-Boy lived as a child is Aurora, a Time magazine photographer, who is doing a story on John-Boy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth arrives back from her travels and announces to Drew, who is still working at the mill with Ben, that she is back to stay. She is very upset to find that Drew did not wait for her, and that he has a new girlfriend. Also, problems arise for John-Boy and Janet because the longer John-Boy stays on the mountain, the more he becomes convinced that he would like to settle down there, raise his family, and continue with his writing whereas Janet wants to stay in New York. Written by Matt Patay

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John and Olivia celebrating their 40th anniversary, which would infer that they were married in 1929, does not fit into the timing of the series in the 30's and 40's. They should have been married at least 10 years longer. All of the Walton kids would have been born throughout the 20's. See more »

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When Mary-Ellen starts to check Janet's blood pressure, she puts her stethoscope to her ears before she fits the pressure cuff. In the next shot, Mary-Ellen again fits the stethoscope. See more »

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Jeannie: Oh no thanks, I've got to get to the dress shop before it closes. I'm going into Charlottesville, my boyfriends taking me to the theatre then out to dinner.
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Follows Spencer's Mountain (1963) See more »

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Time warp is right -
22 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Good show, but there are some obvious time line problems. First, in the original "Homecoming" it was stated that John Walton died in 1969. It conceivably could have been set before his death, but he looks very good here. In another earlier show, Grandma's age was noted as 68 and that she lived to 94, which would have put her death date at about 1960. But here it is, 1969, and she was over a century old! The kids, especially Elizabeth and Jim Bob, looked far too young to be playing their characters. All this could have been rectified if the producers had set each reunion movie ten years earlier than they turned out, but then it wouldn't have worked with the Kennedy theme in "A Walton Thanksgiving".


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