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Return to Mayberry (1986)

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there, he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for Sheriff.

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Bob Sweeney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Jim Nabors ... Gomer Pyle
Aneta Corsaut ... Helen Crump Taylor
Jack Dodson ... Howard Sprague
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Betty Lynn ... Thelma Lou
Howard Morris ... Ernest T. Bass
Maggie Mancuso ... Charlene Darling (as Maggie Peterson-Mancuso)
Denver Pyle ... Briscoe Darling
Hal Smith ... Otis Campbell
Rodney Dillard Rodney Dillard ... Rodney Darling
Doug Dillard Doug Dillard ... Doug Darling
Mitch Jayne Mitch Jayne ... Mitch Darling
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Storyline

This was a reunion bringing back most of the characters from The Andy Griffith Show. It begins with Andy Taylor returning to Mayberry and planning to run for his old job of Sheriff but when he arrives, he discovers that his old deputy and friend, Barney Fife, is planning to run also. So Andy decides to back down. And at the same time there are some strange things going on, and Barney's stumped, so Andy has to help him out. Also Barney's planning to propose to his old girlfriend Thelma Lou, and Opie, Andy's son is about to become a father. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arroyo Grande, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Otis Campbell (Hal Smith) was the town drunk in the original series. In this reunion, he's sober, and is the town's ice cream man. See more »

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When Andy first enters the courthouse to surprise Barney, he walks by the window on his way to greet Barney. Visible through the window is a construction project showing a new building being built. When they exit the building at the end of that scene, the scene beyond the window is now that of a completed structure that resembles an office of some type. See more »

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Follows Goober & the Truckers' Paradise (1978) See more »

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Bad Script/ Good Memories
18 March 2004 | by historynutSee all my reviews

The awful script notwithstanding, it is great to see the cast get back together in this trip down memory lane. Those of us who grew up with the Andy Griffith Show like it. When Barney asks Andy to answer the telephone in the Sheriff's Office, and hearing Andy simply say "Sheriff's Office," well, talk about your nostalgia! What's amazing is that in 2004, almost all of these people are still alive and many still working (Don Knotts for one).

This is just a nice movie for the "fans" of the show. No stunning acting, no over the top in your face "shock" humor we are all too sick of now.

They just don't make them like this anymore (the origional show, that is). These new so-called comedy sitcoms don't even come close....


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