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A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 22 November 1982
Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (creator) (as Earl Hamner), Kathleen Hite
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton Taylor)
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton Northridge
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Walton Godsey
Ellen Corby ... Grandma Walton
Leslie Winston ... Cindy Walton
Mary Jackson ... Emily Baldwin
Helen Kleeb ... Mamie Baldwin
Robert Wightman ... John-Boy Walton
Bettye Ackerman ... Belle Tucker
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Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of writers block in New York followed by Jason now a struggling musician as well as John Walton whom tries to get everyone together for the special event for Elizabeth, while newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Waltons: Ein großer Tag für Elisabeth See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Melinda Naud and Richard Gilliland were on the TV series Operation Petticoat. See more »

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Followed by A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993) See more »

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Best of the 80s Waltons reunions
20 September 2001 | by sjbradfordSee all my reviews

This is the best of the three "Waltons" TV movies that were filmed the year following the series' cancellation. This installment finds the family members dealing with various personal issues and starting to go their separate ways, much to the alarm of youngest sibling Elizabeth, who wants to see them all reunited to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Unlike some of the other "Waltons" movies, none of these personal problems are overly dramatic or come across as major crises. Instead, the script focuses on small issues, which is what the original series did so well. Among the subplots: Erin's new husband, Paul, is feeling smothered by her family; John-Boy is suffering writers' block; Jason ponders whether he should leave the mountain to pursue a music career.

If there are any problem with this movie, it's that a few cast members from the series are absent. Robert Wightman fills in as John-Boy, as he did in the last few years of the series, but it's tough to forget Richard Thomas, who created the role. Michael Learned is again absent as matriarch Olivia, who's still recuperating in an Arizona sanitarium from what must be the world's toughest case of TB. Learned is really missed here -- the show is never the same when she's not around.

Still, the theme of everyone coming together for Thanksgiving is a good one, and it's always fun to see the wonderful character actors playing the Walton's friends and neighbors, such as the Godseys, Yancy Tucker, and the Baldwin sisters. The final scene is pleasantly nostalgic and provides some nice closure, as we won't see the Walton family for another 11 years.


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