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Dallas 

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J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

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David Jacobs
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 46 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Larry Hagman ...  J.R. Ewing 356 episodes, 1978-1991
Ken Kercheval ...  Cliff Barnes 342 episodes, 1978-1991
Patrick Duffy ...  Bobby Ewing 327 episodes, 1978-1991
Linda Gray ...  Sue Ellen Ewing / ... 308 episodes, 1978-1991
Barbara Bel Geddes ...  Miss Ellie Ewing / ... 304 episodes, 1978-1990
Steve Kanaly ...  Ray Krebbs 286 episodes, 1978-1991
Howard Keel ...  Clayton Farlow 265 episodes, 1981-1991
Victoria Principal ...  Pamela Barnes Ewing / ... 252 episodes, 1978-1991
Charlene Tilton ...  Lucy Ewing Cooper / ... 243 episodes, 1978-1990
Susan Howard ...  Donna Culver Krebbs / ... 198 episodes, 1979-1987
Deborah Rennard ...  Sly / ... 186 episodes, 1981-1991
Sherril Lynn Rettino Sherril Lynn Rettino ...  Jackie Dugan / ... 178 episodes, 1979-1991
Omri Katz ...  John Ross Ewing / ... 149 episodes, 1983-1991
Priscilla Presley ...  Jenna Wade / ... 144 episodes, 1983-1988
Deborah Tranelli ...  Phyllis Wapner 143 episodes, 1981-1991
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Popular evening soap opera-style television drama. The show was set in Dallas, Texas and chronicled the exploits of wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Many of the plots revolved around shady business dealings and dysfunctional family dynamics. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

After Jim Davis (Jock Ewing) died, a portrait of him hung above the fireplace at Southfork as a memorial to the actor. When Miss Ellie remarried in 1984, the picture was moved to the Ewing Oil set. See more »

Goofs

The size and layout of Southfork Ranch cannot possibly hold the number of bedrooms the series suggests it has. When the show first starts, four bedrooms would be needed (one for Miss Ellie and Jock, one for JR and Sue Ellen, one for Bobby and Pam, and one for Lucy). The following year, a nursery is added along with a guest room for John Ross's live-in nurse, totalling six. In later years, Sue Ellen has her own room for a while, and during episodes of the 1984-85 season, there would need to be at least eight bedrooms to accommodate the family and various guests. Additionally, many of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and walk-in dressing rooms, which cannot possibly match up with the exterior of the house. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
JR Ewing: You wouldn't be trying to blackmail old J.R., would you?
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Alternate Versions

Three episodes that aired as two-hour episodes "The Family Ewing" (Season 9), "Return to Camelot" (Season 10), and Conundrum (Season 14), are edited into two separate episodes for syndication. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995) See more »

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One of the best T.V series ever
21 January 2005 | by hcalderon1See all my reviews

It had great actors and beautiful settings. Power, wealth, and suspense, this show had it all. Larry Hagman was great as the evil J.R Ewing, you just really love hating him. Patrick Duffy known as Bobby Ewing played as J.R younger brother, he was a nice guy compared to J.R in the shows. Victoria Principal was terrific as Pam Barns Ewing known as Bobby Ewing wife, she was a good character that stood her ground. Jim Davis known as Jock Ewing J.R and Bobby's dad was a eager and strong hearted person, it was sad that he passed away before the 4th season. Dallas Kept you in suspense through the whole especially when J.R got shot after the 3rd season. The Ewing family always kept people in the community about what went on at Southport Ranch.


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Release Date:

2 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oil See more »

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(356 episodes)

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Mono
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