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Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Family | TV Movie 6 May 1990
The classic comic book characters created by John L. Goldwater are brought to tv in a slightly older version. Here the characters are adults returning to their high school reunion and ... See full summary »

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Gary Kroeger ...
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Robert Miller
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Jordan 'Jughead Junior' Jones
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Worker at Pop's
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Max Mason
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Judge Brown
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The classic comic book characters created by John L. Goldwater are brought to tv in a slightly older version. Here the characters are adults returning to their high school reunion and remembering old times and romances from good old Riverdale High. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The good old days are here again.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild sensuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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6 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Archie: Return to Riverdale  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There is a line while Archie and Jughead talk about graduating from Riverdale High School, and Jughead says "I wish we never did that". This is a in-joke to the comics, where the gang still attends good old Riverdale High, and have also never aged. See more »

Quotes

Archie: Ronnie, I have a fianceé...
Veronica Lodge: Don't worry, I've had thirteen.
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Connections

Followed by Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar, Sugar
Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry
Performed by The Archies
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Essence of characters intact
20 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I read Archie comics from age 5 to 13--they were like old friends. That was many years ago but I'm still sentimental about them and was eager to see this movie after learning about it years after its initial release. When I finally got the opportunity I viewed it with a bit of trepidation; I'm more or less a purist and for me its success would be dependant on the characters physical resemblance to their comic book counterparts. Personality was important too but the artwork was a big part of what I loved about the comics. I wanted the movie to respect the Archie tradition. I was disappointed that of the original teenagers only Veronica and Reggie bore a strong physical likeness to their comic book originals but during the course of the film Archie, Betty and Jughead seemed to transform...the actors ably portrayed the essence of the characters and convinced me that yes, this is what they would look like and act like fifteen years after graduation. As far as personality goes, that was well captured, too; after all, we all grow up but retain our essential character. There are places where the plot stretches credulity but that's part of the Archie heritage...the comic books were often madcap beyond belief! Except for some unnecessary sexual innuendo which didn't add much to the story, this was a tender hearted look at the power of friendship to endure teenage angst and be the better for it. (For the record I agree with everyone's comments about Jughead and the forgettable rap song--I dare say genuine rappers would be offended! Is there ANYONE out there who liked it?)


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