Bonanza: The Next Generation

Bonanza: The Next Generation

Director: William F. Claxton Cast: John Amos, Barbara Anderson, Robert Fuller

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Overview

Bonanza: The Next Generation

Bonanza: The Movie originally went out as Bonanza: The Next Generation. That title accurately reflected the film's content: death and previous commitments prevented the cast of the original Bonanza TV series of 1959-1973, thus the talent roster of The Next Generation was brand-new. John Ireland took over from Lorne Greene (who signed for this movie, but died before production commenced) as the brother of Greene's character Ben Cartwright. Home from the sea, Aaron Cartwright (Ireland) stupidly turns the drilling rights to the Ponderosa over to those perennial 1980s movie villains, the "evil land developers." It's up to the sons of Adam, Little Joe and Hoss Cartwright to save the ranch (One wonders how the Cartwright boys could have had sons, given the mortality rate of their sweethearts on the old series). Michael Landon Jr., son of the original series' Little Joe, is here cast as Benj. This 1988 Bonanza TV movie sequel was supposed to have been spun off into a weekly syndicated series, but for various reasons this project never came to fruition, despite station clearance and sponsorship in virtually every major market.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2009
UPC: 0692865524021
Original Release: 1988
Rating: PG
Source: Peace Arch Trinity
Time: 1:33:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Amos Mr. Mack
Barbara Anderson Actor
Robert Fuller Actor
Michael Landon Benj Cartwright
Brian Andrew Smith Josh Cartright
John Ireland Captain Aaron Cartwright
Mark Richman Actor

Technical Credits
William F. Claxton Director
Robert Cobert Score Composer
Alan D. Courtney Executive Producer
David Dortort Original Story,Producer
Stanley Lazan Cinematographer
Alan C. Marks Editor
J. Timothy Nugent Editor
Tom Sarnoff Executive Producer
Paul Savage Teleplay
Brent Swift Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bonanza: The Next Generation
1. Main Titles/Mining [8:57]
2. To the Ponderosa [5:30]
3. Ben [8:17]
4. 25 Years [7:41]
5. "Stay a While" [8:40]
6. "Go Get Him" [9:03]
7. Town [6:20]
8. Hard Decisions [6:51]
9. Raping the Land [8:01]
10. Shut Down [7:24]
11. Gunfight [9:34]
12. New Future/End Titles [6:32]

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