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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 »

Director:

Bill Corcoran

Writers:

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.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

David W.Harper (Ben Walton) had put on a great deal of weight by this time and features in only a few scenes with one or two lines. See more »

Goofs

John Boy comments on TV about the first moon landing during Easter of 1969. However, the moon landing happened a few months later, in July. 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 A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982) See more »

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Time warp
6 March 2004 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

For some reason, creator Hamner has no problem ignoring true-time. The original series was so well produced, acted and directed, with a serious consideration of the time period. To start randomly selecting years for reunion movies, regardless of the logical age of the characters, is quite distracting. In 1969, these people would actually have been ten years older than they are portrayed. The old series was very consistent in its realism, although they did indeed drag it on two years too. John Boy had several interesting girlfriends in the series, so it's hard to figure out why they chose Kate McNeil to play his wife in the reunion films. Her personality is unlike any of his previous romantic interests, and she is not the type of person that John-Boy has ever cared for.


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