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Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996)

Five years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, he turns up alive and well. He returns to Dallas and plots to bring his family back together, and regain control of Ewing Oil from his archenemy Cliff Barnes.

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Leonard Katzman

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Arthur Bernard Lewis (story), Leonard Katzman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Allen ... Julia Cunningham
Chris Demetral ... Christopher Ewing
Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing
Linda Gray ... Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry Hagman ... J.R. Ewing
Omri Katz ... John Ross Ewing
Deborah Kellner ... Pamela Rebecca Cooper
George Kennedy ... Carter McKay
Ken Kercheval ... Cliff Barnes
Audrey Landers ... Afton Cooper
Tracy Scoggins ... Anita Smithfield
Deborah Rennard ... Sly Lovegren
Buck Taylor ... Steve Grisham
George Petrie ... Harv Smithfield (as George O. Petrie)
Blue Deckert ... Detective Markham
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Storyline

Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his family back together, and regaining control of Ewing Oil from archenemy Cliff Barnes. Will he be successful? Written by Phil Fernando

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dallas - Il ritorno di J.R. See more »

Filming Locations:

901 Main St, Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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This was George Petrie's final acting role before his death on November 16, 1997, his 85th birthday. See more »

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Traffic on the highway disappears when JR's car explodes. See more »

Quotes

John Ross Ewing: [after JR appears screwed by Cliff because he sold Ewing Oil to Bobby and Sue Ellen] Dad, I don't understand, why are you smiling? You just lost Ewing Oil?
J.R. Ewing: Son, you don't understand. Ewing Oil is back in Ewing hands. Your Uncle Bobby is no longer going to sell Southfork, and is back in the oil business. I am the Chairman of the Board of Weststar. Your mother is back at Southfork, and you are going to remain in Dallas to learn the oil business under the best damn oil man there ever was.
John Ross Ewing: Dad, when...
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Followed by Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) See more »

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Dreadful -- with a Big "D"
12 June 2005 | by MarkSee all my reviews

If this forum permitted it, the "caps-lock" key would have been in force in titling this review -- it only seems fitting. For a series that so revolutionized television to be this badly given artificial respiration is a TV tragedy.

"Dallas: JR Returns" is everything that was horrid about the original show, with none of what made it so special. While the original was, at its best, a character-driven drama with a solid back story, the sequel is an overly-plotted morass of mediocrity.

Not only has the cast aged -- frighteningly, for the most part -- but so has television continued to grow. "JR Returns" is a throwback to the worst of 1970s television ... meaningless and ultimately unsatisfying.

Kudos only to Linda Gray (of the original cast) and newcomer Chris Demetral (as the grown Christopher, adopted son of Bobby and Pam). No one else displays any passion or vitality.

Some things are better left untouched. The legacy of "Dallas" is one.


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