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Bonanza: The Return (1993)

TV-PG | | Western | TV Movie 28 November 1993
A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

David Dortort (characters), Michael Landon Jr. (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Johnson ... Bronc Evans
Michael Landon Jr. Michael Landon Jr. ... Benjamin 'Benj' Cartwright
Emily Warfield Emily Warfield ... Sara Cartwright
Brian Leckner ... Josh Cartwright
Richard Roundtree ... Jacob Briscoe
Jack Elam ... Buckshot
Dirk Blocker ... Walter Fenster
David Sage David Sage ... Miller Swanson
Stewart Moss ... Preston McAdam
Dean Stockwell ... Augustus Brandenburg
Linda Gray ... Abigail 'Laredo' Stimmons
John Ingle ... Judge Jefferson MacKenzie
Archie Lang Archie Lang ... Dr. Green
Richard Fullerton ... Head Surveyor
Charles Gunning Charles Gunning ... Otis
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A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonanza See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

By the time this follow-up was made, three of the original stars, Lorne Green, Michael Landon, and Dan Blocker were dead, and surviving Cartwright son, Pernell Roberts, was not involved. However, Michael Landon's son, Michael Landon, Jr., starred as Little Joe Cartwright's son, and Dan Blocker's son Dirk, also appeared, though not as a Cartwright. See more »

Goofs

When Brandenburg is shooting from the back of the train, His first shot is heard but no muzzle flash is seen. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin 'Benj' Cartwright: It's a new country... a new world. Everything's changing.
Bronc Evans: Change, just for the sake of it, ain't always good.
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Connections

Follows Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Bonanza: The Return
13 February 2016 | by dukeakasmudgeSee all my reviews

Since I'm such a fan of Bonanza the TV show I flipped when I saw that there was a movie based on the series.I couldn't wait to watch it.After watching it I was extremely disappointed.How could you have Dirk Blocker play only a reporter & NOT the son of Hoss Cartwright??? What is up with that?! I also didn't like Alistair MacDougall as Adam Cartwright Jr.I don't really know what it was but he just didn't fit for me.Maybe it was the Australian accent? I found the movie to be way too corny & at times boring.When I 1st started watching I was expecting to LOVE this movie but as it went on, I was just wanting to turn it off.I think the only reason I watched it till the end was because I was such a fan of the show.If you're a fan of the show than you might be disappointed by this movie as well


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