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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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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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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

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The character of Sue Ellen Ewing returned to the regular Dallas (1978) continuity for the first time since Dallas: Reel Life (1989) in this television film. Sue Ellen's only appearance in the interim was in the series finale Dallas: Conundrum (1991) as part of an alternate reality in which J.R. was never born. See more »

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

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Anita Smithfield: You know what really turns me on about you?
J.R. Ewing: What's that?
Anita Smithfield: You make Machiavelli look like Mother Teresa.
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Tough to watch our favorite stars age, but still a good watch

Well ... that old J.R. didn't really commit suicide -- he's back in action: He returns from five years in Europe and, fresh off the plane, he visits Cliff at the offices of Ewing Oil and, of course, promptly tells him he's going to take his company back. Bobby, meanwhile, is at the now-empty Southfork, feeling lonely as a widower but enjoying a great relationship with his son Christopher. Bobby decides to put Southfork up for sale. He runs into old pal Julia Cunningham, and the two go out. Christopher is intrigued by Julia's charge Pamela (who is actually Pamela Cooper). Cliff is negotiating the sale of Ewing Oil to competitor Weststar and Carter McKay.

J.R., about to lose his treasured home and his just-as-treasured company, enlists the aid of Harv Smithfield's lawyerly niece, Anita (played by the saucy Tracy Scoggins of "The Colbys"). Together they discover a secret codicil in Jock's will that leaves stock in a computer company to John Ross -- and that stock is now worth big bucks. It can only be claimed, though, after J.R.'s death. So what does he do? Hmmm ... you can probably guess ...


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