Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge1987

Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)





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James Arness returns to the role of US marshal Matt Dillon after a twelve-year absence in the made-for-TV Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge. Amanda Blake is also back as Miss Kitty, "hostess" of Dodge City's Long Branch saloon. The plot involves Dillon's reunion with Kitty in a Dodge City festooned with bad guys, chief among them a plugugly named Mannon (Steve Forrest), who has sworn to kill Matt. For those who weren't around for the original Gunsmoke TV series (which ran from 1955 through 1975), this film provides us with several clips from the old series, presented as flashbacks. Vincent McEveety, director of many an old Gunsmoke installment, calls the shots on this reunion special. Filmed not in the wilds of Kansas but in Alberta, Canada, Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge premiered on September 26, 1987.

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James Arness
as Marshal Matt Dillon
Amanda Blake
as Miss Kitty
Steve Forrest
as Will Mannon
Patrice Camhi
as Bright Water
Earl Holliman
as Jake Flagg
Tantoo Cardinal
as Little Doe
Ken Olandt
as Lt. Dexter
Fran Ryan
as Hannah
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A single Gunsmoke movie won't recapture this lost genre. But as Miss Kitty tells Matt tonight: "Welcome back, cowboy."

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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