SequelBonanza: Under Attack Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 28, 1993 (1993-11-28) WriterDavid Dortort (characters), Michael Landon Jr. (story), Michael McGreevey (story), Tom Brinson (story), Michael McGreevey (teleplay) CastMichael Landon - Jr, Ben Johnson, Dirk Blocker, Jack Elam, Linda Gray Similar moviesRelated Jerry Jameson movies
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Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 made-for-television film sequel to both the 1959–1973 television series Bonanza and the 1988 made-for-television film Bonanza: The Next Generation. The movie was directed by Jerry Jameson and featured noted character actors Ben Johnson, Jack Elam, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, and Richard Roundtree.
None of the characters from the original series appears since the entire cast, with the exception of Pernell Roberts and David Canary, were dead. Michael Landon Jr. and Dirk Blocker, sons of the original series' stars, do appear. This film was followed two years later with the TV-movie Bonanza: Under Attack. David Canary, who portrayed Candy Canaday on the original series, was not involved with either TV-movie.
The setting is The Ponderosa in the year 1905. Augustus Brandenburg (Dean Stockwell), a land baron, attempts to take the Ponderosa first by legal, and then by illegal means, in order to strip the land of its natural resources. The story includes several flashbacks to the original series.