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Lassie: A New Beginning (1978)

The Stratton kids, Samantha and Chip, and their grandmother Ada. drive to "visit" their uncle Stuart. Grandma collapses and dies in a strange town, leaving the kids and Lassie on their own.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (story), Jack Miller (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sally Boyden ... Sam
Shane Sinutko ... Chip
John Reilly ... Stuart
David Wayne ... Amos
Gene Evans ... Sheriff Marsh
Lee Bryant ... Kathy
Jeff Harlan ... Buzz
Jeanette Nolan ... Ada Stratton
John McIntire ... Dr. Spreckles
Jim Antonio ... Mr. Waldrup
Logan Ramsey ... Flannagan
Lucille Benson ... Juno
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Page Camp Helen Page Camp ... Miss Tremayne
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Victor Turkey
James Crittenden James Crittenden ... Mitch
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Storyline

The Stratton kids, Samantha and Chip, and their grandmother Ada. drive to "visit" their uncle Stuart. Grandma collapses and dies in a strange town, leaving the kids and Lassie on their own.

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Family | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El retorno de Lassie See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoma County, California, USA

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Production Co:

Wrather Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Young Talent Time Tells All (2001) See more »

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Decent Lassie movie made for TV...
5 June 2013 | by rixrexSee all my reviews

This film rarely is shown, a made for TV movie that looks like it was meant to be a series, but did not get picked up by any network. If it comes on, one should try to catch it.

It is totally enjoyable for any Lassie fan, an outdoors adventure with Lassie and two orphan children on a trek to locate their uncle, and stay ahead of the authorities. Although it is predictable, there are actually a few instances where events happen that are surprising. The Lassie used by the trainers of the original TV series Lassie is a descendant of the original, and looks and sounds just like what we would expect Lassie to be.


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