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Bustin' Loose 

Jimmy Walker is Sonny Barnes, an independent and care-free foster father to a group of kids.
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Series cast summary:
Jimmie Walker ...  Sonny Barnes 26 episodes, 1987-1988
Larry O. Williams Jr. Larry O. Williams Jr. ...  Rudey Butler 26 episodes, 1987-1988
Tyren Perry ...  Trish Reagan 26 episodes, 1987-1988
Aaron Lohr ...  Nikky Robison 26 episodes, 1987-1988
Marie Cole Marie Cole ...  Sue Ann Taylor 26 episodes, 1987-1988
Vonetta McGee ...  Mimi Shaw 26 episodes, 1987-1988
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Jimmy Walker is Sonny Barnes, an independent and care-free foster father to a group of kids.

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English

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19 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Not "Dynomite"!
7 March 2002 | by hillariSee all my reviews

This was yet another attempt at TV making a series from a movie. It was not successful. "Bustin' Loose" was not that good of a vehicle for Richard Pryor, who starred in the film. It was not a good fit for Jimmie "J.J." Walker, either. The TV plot was based on the same premise as the movie. A guy got caught doing something illegal, and was given the choice of going to jail or helping some troubled kids. Walker was supposed to be playing a con man, but I guess audiences could not get the J.J. Evans character from "Good Times" out of their minds. I remember the kids were stock characters: the cute one, the tough one, etc. A low laugh factor caused this show to die an early death.


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