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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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Cast

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 144 episodes, 1981-1991
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oil See more »

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Runtime:

(356 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo (CBS StereoSound) (seasons 12-14)| Mono (seasons 1-11)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Howard Keel was originally signed for two brief cameos in two episodes. His character, Clayton Farlow, was such a hit with viewers, however, it was decided to make him a regular. See more »

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[repeated line]
JR Ewing: You wouldn't be trying to blackmail old J.R., would you?
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There will be only one Dallas!
1 November 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

I can't believe that Dallas is being made into a film starring John Travolta as J.R. Ewing. There will only be one J.R. Ewing and that's Larry Hagman. I don't care if he is too ill to play him but I can't imagine another J.R. Ewing. I remember watching Dallas on Friday nights after another southern show, Dukes of Hazzard. I always thought Dallas was great show always entertaining with a stellar cast besides Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Victoria Principal, Barbara Bel Geddes, George Kennedy, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Priscilla Presley, Charlene Tilton, etc. This was one show that was quite entertaining to watch on Friday nights. Sure, it was silly sometimes but you can't beat Dallas not with the original cast. It was quite a show of the 1980s.


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