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Lassie: A New Beginning (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Drama  -  September 1978 (USA)
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The Stratton kids, Samantha and Chip, and their grandmother Ada. drive to "visit" their uncle Stuart. Grandma collapses and dies in a strange town, leaving the kids and Lassie on their own.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sally Boyden ...
Samantha Stratton
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Chip Stratton
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Ada Stratton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Antonio ...
Mr. Waldrup
Lucille Benson ...
Juno
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Kathy McKendrick
Helen Page Camp ...
Miss Tremayne
Woody Chambliss ...
Victor Turkey (as Woodrow Chambliss)
James Crittenden ...
Mitch
Gene Evans ...
Sheriff Marsh
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Buzz McKendrick
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Dr. Spreckles
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Lena
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Jerry Bergan
Fred Pinkard ...
Sgt. Lewis
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The Stratton kids, Samantha and Chip, and their grandmother Ada. drive to "visit" their uncle Stuart. Grandma collapses and dies in a strange town, leaving the kids and Lassie on their own.

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El retorno de Lassie  »

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Decent Lassie movie made for TV...
5 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film rarely is shown, a made for TV movie that looks like it was meant to be a series, but did not get picked up by any network. If it comes on, one should try to catch it.

It is totally enjoyable for any Lassie fan, an outdoors adventure with Lassie and two orphan children on a trek to locate their uncle, and stay ahead of the authorities. Although it is predictable, there are actually a few instances where events happen that are surprising. The Lassie used by the trainers of the original TV series Lassie is a descendant of the original, and looks and sounds just like what we would expect Lassie to be.


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