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Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Family | TV Movie 6 May 1990
The classic comic book characters created by John L. Goldwater are brought to tv in a slightly older version. Here the characters are adults returning to their high school reunion and ... See full summary »


Dick Lowry


John L. Goldwater (comic book characters), Evan Katz




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Rich ... Archie Andrews
Lauren Holly ... Betty Cooper
Karen Kopins ... Veronica Lodge
Sam Whipple ... Jughead Jones
Gary Kroeger ... Reggie Mantle
Matt McCoy ... Robert Miller
Mike Nussbaum ... 'Pop' Tate
Billy Corben Billy Corben ... Jordan 'Jughead Junior' Jones
Fran Ryan ... Miss Grundy
Christian Hoff ... Worker at Pop's
Robert Munic ... Chip
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Max Mason
David Doyle ... Mr. Weatherbee
James Noble ... Mr. Hyrum Lodge
Raye Birk ... Judge Brown


The classic comic book characters created by John L. Goldwater are brought to tv in a slightly older version. Here the characters are adults returning to their high school reunion and remembering old times and romances from good old Riverdale High. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The good old days are here again.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality, violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Archie: Return to Riverdale See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this TV special, Betty has grown up to teach grade school in Midvale. Josie and the Pussycats, characters in the Archie Comics universe who have their own spin-off comic books, live in Midvale. See more »


Archie: Ronnie, I have a fianceé...
Veronica Lodge: Don't worry, I've had thirteen.
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Follows Archie's Bang-Shang Lalapalooza Show (1977) See more »


Jingle Jangle
Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry
Performed by Christopher Rich and The Archies
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Barney would have been better...
3 January 2002 | by ArtfulDodgahSee all my reviews

To start off, I think this movie definitely was horrible! I have been an Archie fan since I was very young. I love the comic books, but I don't love this movie.

This movie sucked because Jughead shouldn't be a shrink, the teenage Jughead we all know does not give a dam* about other people! Yeah, he was an excellent friend to Archie, but Jughead isn't the type to refrain from eating cheeseburgers' all day and listen to pathetic problems.

Not only was the character 'Jughead' bad, but Reggie Mantle, the thug we all know would not seek that type of revenge to the gang. Reg was full of dirty gags, but he wasn't like that. Reggie was a jerk, not a jack***! Geez, even Reggie had 'some' morals.

And Betty and Veronica's sad attempt to win over Archie didn't seem to be too realistic. The ending is pretty sad, also..."just friends"--right. That is the love-sick Archie we all know. NO way, Archie would not loose contact over the woman he loved for his whole teenage years for an annoying fiancee. Puh-lease, who made this movie?

Overall, this movie stunk. Big Ethel will never be a model, Jughead had no intentions to become some 'rap wannabe'. Along with Archie's Weird Mysteries, this has been a horrible movie and I'm sorry I ever watched it.

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