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Little House: The Last Farewell (1984)

TV-PG | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 6 February 1984
While Charles and Caroline are visiting Walnut Grove, the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township. They are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at this injustice.

Director:

Michael Landon
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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 ... Sherwood Montague
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Storyline

In the series finale, the town of Walnut Grove is revealed to have been built on land owned by a railroad tycoon. The citizens deal with the loss of their town and lifestyles, and some must decide how best to respond to this explosive event. Written by David Stumme <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

In the last scene, Laura is wearing the same dress she wore when she was 15 for her first teaching assignment, which would have been well over 5 years ago in the timeline of the series. See more »

Goofs

The Mesabi Iron Range (which Mr. Lassiter supposedly purchased and contained the town of Walnut Grove) is actually in northeastern Minnesota. Walnut Grove is in southwestern Minnesota. See more »

Quotes

Jason Carter: I hate to say this, Mr. Oleson, but your daughter is really strange!
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Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Sung by cast
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The Last Psychotic Farewell
5 August 2015 | by tracywinters-44332See all my reviews

The cynicism of Michael Landon (and Hollywood in general) is very apparent in this final episode of Little House (in fact, this was a TV-movie which aired after the show had already concluded, not the official 'final episode').

A land developer owns rights to Walnut Grove real estate and forces everyone from their homes. Disgusted with the idea, the townsfolk come up with a 'wonderful' solution: they will BLOW UP the town! This seems like a good thing to do to all involved -- no one protests that this prospect might be rather demented, as well as violent and destructive to the children.... "This is the way to solve any problem, kids. If you can't have something, DESTROY IT with vengeance and hatred so no one else can have it".

At one point, Half-Pint goes berserk and smashes dishes on the floor, followed by pulverizing all the windows in her own home. Um.... does anyone know if Doc Baker practices psychiatry, as it would seem Half-Pint is in need of some serious therapy.

What a terribly pathetic way to end a mostly beloved family series, besides being an extremely selfish final statement by executive producer Landon, who reportedly ended the series this way because he was enraged that in canceling 'Little House', NBC did not tell him anything about it until the last minute.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little House: The Last Farewell See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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