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A Walton Easter (1997)

In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the ... See full summary »

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Bill Corcoran

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Earl Hamner Jr. (characters) (as Earl Hamner), Julie Sayres
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
Ralph Waite ... John Walton
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton Northridge (as Mary McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Sydney Walsh ... Aurora Jameson
Kate McNeil ... Janet Gilchrist Walton
Ellen Corby ... Grandma Walton
Tony Becker ... Drew
Peter Crombie Peter Crombie ... Calvin Weeks
Zack Eginton Zack Eginton ... Jimmy Weeks
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In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the celebration of John and Olivia's 40th wedding anniversary. Accompanying them to see the place John-Boy lived as a child is Aurora, a Time magazine photographer, who is doing a story on John-Boy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth arrives back from her travels and announces to Drew, who is still working at the mill with Ben, that she is back to stay. She is very upset to find that Drew did not wait for her, and that he has a new girlfriend. Also, problems arise for John-Boy and Janet because the longer John-Boy stays on the mountain, the more he becomes convinced that he would like to settle down there, raise his family, and continue with his writing whereas Janet wants to stay in New York. Written by Matt Patay

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Release Date:

30 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Last of the Waltons' television movies. See more »

Goofs

The Walton's celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their parents; however, the original series started out c. 1933 with children born before 1929. See more »

Quotes

Jeannie: Oh Drew just loves to spoil me! He's always surprising me with something special.
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Connections

Follows The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (1980) See more »

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Disappointed
22 November 2009 | by chewningSee all my reviews

I loved the Waltons as a kid -- it premiered on my seventh birthday. I was so disappointed by the reunion movies. Seeing Ralph Waite recently on Bones made me think about it. Why did they need to "jump the shark" and make a movie out of linear time? They did that the first time with the one about the Kennedy assassination. The original show was perfect -- these final movies (and unless they correct all the errors of the first three I hope they were the final ones) were just heartbreaking for anyone who loved The Waltons. In this movie Mama and Daddy are supposed to be celebrating their 40th anniversary. If that were so, then their first six children were born our of wedlock, and Mama, who is always portrayed as having been a beauty in her youth, withered unmarried on the vine until she was almost 30. We know that's not true -- why make it so fake in a movie based on something we who actually watched the series when it originally ran loved so much? So disappointing. But it's nice to hear John Boy's voice on Mercedes commercials these days.


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