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Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 April 1998
It has been two years since Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing took over control of Ewing Oil. Although J.R. is successfully managing a large oil conglomerate, he wants to once again own his ... See full summary »

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Michael Preece

Writers:

Arthur Bernard Lewis (story), Arthur Bernard Lewis (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing
Linda Gray ... Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry Hagman ... J.R. Ewing
Michelle Johnson ... Jennifer Jantzen
Steve Kanaly ... Ray Krebbs
George Kennedy ... Carter McKay
Tracy Scoggins ... Anita Smithfield
Amanda Welles ... Amanda - J.R.'s Secretary
Philip Anglim ... Peter Ellington
Mark Dalton Mark Dalton ... Rustler
Sean Hennigan ... John Savory
Sonny Franks Sonny Franks ... Cowboy
Brad Leland ... Deputy Sheriff
Jerry Cotton Jerry Cotton ... Detective Murphy
Constance Jones Constance Jones ... TV Reporter
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It has been two years since Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing took over control of Ewing Oil. Although J.R. is successfully managing a large oil conglomerate, he wants to once again own his father's company. When he discovers that Ray Krebbs' land, which is heavily mortgaged, has undiscovered oil on it, he knows that if he plays his cards right, he can purchase the land and have enough money to regain control of Ewing Oil. But his business rival Carter McKay also has his eyes on Ray's property, and may soon join Bobby and Sue Ellen as an executive at Ewing Oil. Both parties hatch schemes in order to get what they want. Written by Phil Fernando

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This marks the final appearance of George Kennedy as Carter McKay. See more »

Quotes

J.R. Ewing: [to Ray] Why don't you and Cliff Barnes start a company? You can call it "The Blind Leading the Bland."
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Follows Dallas (1978) See more »

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The worst of "Dallas"
11 February 2003 | by Joe-290See all my reviews

Unfortunately this latest and currently last installment in the "Dallas" story brings an uncertain close to a great show. Dallas never got a proper ending and a lot of things were left untold. Worst of all this show offers nothing new to the series which once was so interesting and unique. On top of this it lacks the edge of the original episodes. Theres not much nastiness from JR. Hes more of a soft hearted old man now and thats not what we want. While there is a plus to womens rights which makes the film modern Sue Ellen is not even barked at by JR. Everybody seems to be friends except for a surprise appearance from Ray Krebbs whose feelings towards JR have not changed.

To really set the record clear what makes this really terrible is the lack of cast. Never did "Dallas" have so few stars. Just Ray, JR, Bobby, Carter and Sue Ellen. Wheres the rest of the best? Miss Ellie, Clayton, the kids, Jenna, Afton, Donna and most of all Cliff Barnes. Having no Cliff Barnes in the show is like having no Starsky in "Starsky and Hutch". JR and Cliff were the strength of the show and because hes nowhere to be seen, the film flops and it did exactly that with ratings and critics.

A third reunion movie should certainly be made but with a better writer. It needs to be fast, captivating, daring, wicked and entertaining. We need a surprise. A cliffhanger just like the end of each season. Pamela Barnes should be written back in because she was also an important link between the Barnes and the Ewings. Orignally we were meant to think she died but we actually never saw her die other than stroll off into the sunset.

"Dallas: War Of The Ewings" is strictly for fans only but it only keeps you waiting for some more, something better especially since we never got a definite finish!. With a Dallas remake movie around the corner and no reunion TV movie even rumoured for 2003 (the 25th anniversary of "Dallas") things look grim. Larry Hagman was a brilliant actor and was the only person anyone could see playing JR Ewing. He still entertains here despite his softer side and its nice to see progress in Sue Ellens life as she and Bobby take hold of the reins of Ewing Oil.


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Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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