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Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988)

TV-PG | | Western | TV Movie 23 March 1988
This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons appear. Ben and Hoss have passed on and Little Joe is MIA; he joined up... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

David Dortort (television series), David Dortort (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Charlie Poke
John Ireland ... Capt. Aaron Cartwright
Peter Mark Richman ... Mr. Dunson
John Amos ... Mr. Mack
Michael Landon Jr. ... Benjamin 'Benj' Cartwright
Barbara Anderson ... Annabelle 'Annie' Cartwright
Brian A. Smith Brian A. Smith ... Josh Cartwright
Richard Bergman Richard Bergman ... Sheriff Montooth
Gillian Greene ... Jennifer Sills
Kevin Hagen ... Nathaniel Amsted
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Gus Morton (as William Benedict)
Dabbs Greer ... Sills
Gary Reed Gary Reed ... Eldon Poole
Lee McLaughlin Lee McLaughlin ... Mayor
Bob Hoy ... Feathers (as Robert Hoy)
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This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons appear. Ben and Hoss have passed on and Little Joe is MIA; he joined up with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife, Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back from the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright. He is now the ranch foreman and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. Hoss' son, Josh, whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss because he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother - not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring Josh's mother to the Ponderosa. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Western

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The reason the original cast doesn't appear in this film was that most of them were already dead. Only Michael Landon was still alive. See more »

Goofs

Annabelle Cartwright states that Hoss was Little Joe's best man when they got married, but Hoss' death was revealed while Little Joe was still single. The first episode of season 14 (the last season), Little Joe married and was widowed. See more »

Connections

Follows Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Missing An Actor - Why?
31 March 2007 | by mlmerle-1See all my reviews

I was looking for the character who played Charlie in this movie - his credits named him as "Robert Fuller", but there is no listing of such a character on your sight. I wonder why? Plus...he was one of the main characters! I was searching for other things this "Robert Fuller" has been in on television (or in movies) and thus...could not find him. Has he another name? This 'remake' of the Bonanza television series is probably just as hokey, but if you liked the series, this was a fun and predictable sequel. Though Michael Landon Junior will never be his father (as far as acting goes), it was nice to see a 'tradition' reinvented for at least one attempt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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