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Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996)

Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots to bring his family back together, and regain control of Ewing Oil from arch-enemy Cliff Barnes.

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Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his family back together, and regaining control of Ewing Oil from arch-enemy Cliff Barnes. Will he be successful? Written by Phil Fernando

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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

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The character of Sue-Ellen Ewing returns to the Dallas continuity for the first time since the 1988-89 season finale. The character's last appearance was in a dream sequence in the series finale. See more »

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Traffic on the highway disappears when JR's car explodes. See more »

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John Ross Ewing III: [after JR appears screwed by Cliff because he sold Ewing Oil to Bobby and Sue Ellen] Dad, I don't understand, why are you smiling? You just lost Ewing Oil?
John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.: Son, you don't understand. Ewing Oil is back in Ewing hands. Your Uncle Bobby is no longer going to sell Southfork, and is back in the oil business. I am the Chairman of the Board of Weststar. Your mother is back at Southfork, and you are going to remain in Dallas to learn the oil business under the best damn oil man there ever was.
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Followed by Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) See more »

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Tough to watch our favorite stars age, but still a good watch
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well ... that old J.R. didn't really commit suicide -- he's back in action: He returns from five years in Europe and, fresh off the plane, he visits Cliff at the offices of Ewing Oil and, of course, promptly tells him he's going to take his company back. Bobby, meanwhile, is at the now-empty Southfork, feeling lonely as a widower but enjoying a great relationship with his son Christopher. Bobby decides to put Southfork up for sale. He runs into old pal Julia Cunningham, and the two go out. Christopher is intrigued by Julia's charge Pamela (who is actually Pamela Cooper). Cliff is negotiating the sale of Ewing Oil to competitor Weststar and Carter McKay.

J.R., about to lose his treasured home and his just-as-treasured company, enlists the aid of Harv Smithfield's lawyerly niece, Anita (played by the saucy Tracy Scoggins of "The Colbys"). Together they discover a secret codicil in Jock's will that leaves stock in a computer company to John Ross -- and that stock is now worth big bucks. It can only be claimed, though, after J.R.'s death. So what does he do? Hmmm ... you can probably guess ...


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