A Walton Easter

A Walton Easter

120 mins | Drama, Family, TV Movie | March 30, 1997

In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the celebration of John and Olivia's 40th wedding anniversary. Accompanying them to see the place John-Boy lived as a child is Aurora, a Time magazine photographer, who is doing a story on John-Boy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth arrives back from her travels and announces to Drew, who is still working at the mill with Ben, that she is back to stay. She is very upset to find that Drew did not wait for her, and that he has a new girlfriend. Also, problems arise for John-Boy and Janet because the longer John-Boy stays on the mountain, the more he becomes convinced that he would like to settle down there, raise his family, and continue with his writing whereas Janet wants to stay in New York.

A Walton Easter

120 mins | Drama, Family, TV Movie | March 30, 1997

A Walton Easter
In 1969, John-Boy is a TV news anchorperson in New York and he is in the throes of writing a new book. He and a very pregnant Janet are making plans to return to Walton's Mountain for the celebration of John and Olivia's 40th wedding anniversary. Accompanying them to see the place John-Boy lived as a child is Aurora, a Time magazine photographer, who is doing a story on John-Boy. Meanwhile, Elizabeth arrives back from her travels and announces to Drew, who is still working at the mill with Ben, that she is back to stay. She is very upset to find that Drew did not wait for her, and that he has a new girlfriend. Also, problems arise for John-Boy and Janet because the longer John-Boy stays on the mountain, the more he becomes convinced that he would like to settle down there, raise his family, and continue with his writing whereas Janet wants to stay in New York.
IMDb rating 7.2
Producers
Original title A Walton Easter
Directors Bill Corcoran
Writers Julie Sayres, Earl Hamner, Jr.

Cast

Richard Thomas

as John-Boy Walton

Ralph Waite

as John Walton

Michael Learned

as Olivia Walton

Jon Walmsley

as Jason Walton

Judy Norton

as Mary Ellen Walton

Mary Beth McDonough

as Erin Walton Northridge (as Mary McDonough)

Eric Scott

as Ben Walton

David W. Harper

as Jim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)

Kami Cotler

as Elizabeth Walton

Sydney Walsh

as Aurora Jameson

Kate McNeil

as Janet Gilchrist Walton

Ellen Corby

as Grandma Walton

Tony Becker

as Drew

Peter Crombie

as Calvin Weeks

Zack Eginton

as Jimmy Weeks

Helen Kleeb

as Miss Mamie Baldwin