7.8/10
475
10 user 1 critic

Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983)

Albert Quinn Ingalls wants to be a doctor. But soon he discovers that he is fatally ill. He decides to spend the rest of his life in Walnut Grove. Meanwhile children from school are preparing for their traditional climbing of the mountain.

Director:

Victor French

Writers:

Vince Gutierrez (as Vince R. Gutierrez), Laura Ingalls Wilder (books)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During preparation for Christmas baby, Rose Wilder is kidnapped by the woman who recently lost her child. Looking for her Laura, Almanzo and Mr Edwards meet lonely orphan boy, who finally stays with that woman.

Director: Victor French
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull
Little House Years (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

"Little House on the Prairie" Thanksgiving clip show in which Laura Ingalls reminisces about the Ingalls' journeys and struggles during a family Thanksgiving gathering.

Director: Michael Landon
Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle
Adventure | Biography | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Rob Halverson, Terra Allen, Alandra Bingham
Drama | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey
Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye
The Waltons (1971–1981)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott
The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dean Butler ... Almanzo Wilder
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Dabbs Greer ... Rev. Robert Alden
Jonathan Gilbert ... Willie Oleson
Allison Balson ... Nancy Oleson
Stan Ivar ... John Carter
Pamela Roylance ... Sarah Carter
Lindsay Kennedy Lindsay Kennedy ... Jeb Carter
David Friedman David Friedman ... Jason Carter
Shannen Doherty ... Jenny Wilder
Leslie Landon Leslie Landon ... Etta Plum
Robert Casper Robert Casper ... Sherwood Montague
Edit

Storyline

After production ended on the long-running "Little House on the Prairie" series, three made-for-TV movies helped wrap up the series. The first of these, "Look Back to Yesterday," depicts Albert's heroic battle with an ultimately fatal illness. Albert interviews at the University of Minnesota, where he plans to study medicine. Albert (unbeknownst to anyone else) suffers from unexplained nosebleeds and is always tired. His family later finds out about the nosebleeds, and a physician from Mankato informs Charles the symptoms point to a deadly form of leukemia, and that Albert has a short time to live. Albert adamantly states his wishes to live out what may be his final days in Walnut Grove; he falls in love with childhood friend Michelle Pierson (who also plans to attend the University of Minnesota to study education) and spends many of his hours with his beloved sister, Laura. Laura, however, is in denial that her brother will soon die, and wants her equally-beloved brother to rest. ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A farm, ahol élünk: Emlékek See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Curiously, like the season nine, two-part episode "Home Again", which dealt with Albert's criminality and drug addiction, this special TV movie does not feature 'Caroline' (Karen Grassle) at all, even though her son is dying of cancer. See more »

Goofs

Laura calls Albert "big brother." However, Laura is older than him. See more »

Quotes

Charles Ingalls: It may sound strange to you, Mr. Hall, but Albert wants to become a doctor so he can help people.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Inconsistancy
18 April 2007 | by RepMaj04See all my reviews

I'm glad somebody else noticed the inconsistent story line too. I asked my wife, "How could he be dead if he came back to Walnut Grove as a doctor later?" Other than that one error, I love this look back at a time before the American people were spoiled and soft, and knew the importance of God and country, hard work, and REAL hard times. Patriotism and unity were the American stronghold. It's sad to think that there may be no more Michael Landons or Victor Frenchs' in Hollywood, to remind us of who we are and how we got here.

I never get tired of Little House, or many of the old re=runs from the golden days of TV.

I was sure that Mathew Labeatereaux would go on to become a renown adult actor, but I called that one wrong. What happened to him?


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed