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Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)

A reimagining of the next generation of Cartwrights, three cousins Benji, A.C., and Josh join together to fight off forces to save the Ponderosa. Under the guidance of old friend Bronc Evans, they learn the meaning of family.

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Mark Tinker

Writers:

David Dortort (characters), Denne Bart Petitclerc
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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 ... Sara Cartwright
Brian Leckner ... Josh Cartwright
Jeff Phillips Jeff Phillips ... Adam 'A.C.' Cartwright Jr.
Richard Roundtree ... Jacob
Jack Elam ... Buckshot
Dirk Blocker ... Fenster
Dennis Farina ... Charley Siringo
Sonia Satra ... Annie Stewart
James Karen ... Mr. Stewart
Leonard Nimoy ... Frank James
Ted Markland ... Cole
Gordon Jennison Noice ... Black Jack (as J. Gordon Noice)
Kenny Call Kenny Call ... Mears
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A reimagining of the next generation of Cartwrights, three cousins Benji, A.C., and Josh join together to fight off forces to save the Ponderosa. Under the guidance of old friend Bronc Evans, they learn the meaning of family.

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Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for western violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonanza: The Ghosts See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final performance of Jack Elam. See more »

Goofs

While the exact year is not mentioned, at one point the president is referred to as Teddy Roosevelt, which would place the year from 1901 to 1909. Dennis Farina's character has a Colt semi-automatic pistol known as a Model 1903. The Model 1903 looks very much like the more popular Model 1911, which began production two years after Roosevelt left office. See more »

Connections

Follows Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Is this really Bonanza ????
26 May 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

In the 1990's, several attempts were made to revive the Bonanza franchise, with little success. This film features the great Ben Johnson, Jack Elam and even Leonard Nimoy as Frank James ! Mike Landon Jr and Dirk Blocker (sons of the original Little Joe & Hoss) also appear.

Despite the interesting cast of veterans & newcomers, the movie ultimately fails to deliver the goods. Lorne Greene, Blocker & Landon are especially missed. Unlike the series of Gunsmoke TV films of the same era, this film series fails to recapture the excitement and collegiality of the original TV show. I did like the performance here by Nimoy....... a nice change of pace.

I rarely fail to recommend westerns with Ben Johnson & Jack Elam ...... but this one may be for avid fans only.


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