- Actors: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey
- Directors: Bob Sweeney
- Format: NTSC, Color
- Language: English
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Forum Home Video
- Run Time: 95 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B001D1G5KY
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,082 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Return To Mayberry
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(Jan 01, 1989)
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Of course, the stories of Mayberry continued that September with the tv-series spinoff "Mayberry R.F.D." starring Ken Berry with Frances Bavier as "Aunt Bea" and George Lindsey as "Goober". This continued from 1966-1971.
It would be 18 years before "The Andy Griffith Show" cast would return in a tv-movie, "RETURN TO MAYBERRY" (1986).
Sixteen familar faces returned: Andy Giffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Jim Nabors, George Lindsey, Jack Dodson, Betty Lynn, Aneta Corsaut, Howard Morris, Hal Smith, Dever Pyle, Doug Dillard, Rodney Dillard, Maggie Peterson, Mitch Jayne and Dean Webb.
Fraces Bavier was still alive, but was to ill to join the cast for the movie, so they wrote it as "Aunt Bea" had already passed away.
The good 'ole Mayberry set was on the Culver City back lot, but had long since been bulldozed. So for this movie, they went to Los Olivos, California to film.
The actual "Mayberry" is thought by fans to be based upon Andy Griffith's birthplace Mount Airy, North Carolina and also Raliegh, North Carolina. Andy Griffith says it was not based on Mount Airy.
We do get to see the outside of "Andy Taylor's" home in many scenes, now Opie's house, but we never see a scene inside where we were used to seeing Aunt Bea.
Another reunion movie "Christmas in Mayberry" was turned down by Andy Griffith since some of his old friends in cast and crew were now gone.
Frances Bavier died December 6, 1989. Andy Griffith was able to speak to her by phone sometime before she passed away.
Aneta Corsaut died from cancer November 6, 1995.Read more ›
Gomer: "I just took a picture of the UG-liest lookin' thing!"
Goober (thinking Gomer means him): "Now that's not very nice!"
Otis the drunk sobers up and Opie (Ron Howard) becomes a daddy and gets a job offer in New York. Although Frances Bavier isn't in the movie, her voice is (you can hear Aunt Bee giving Andy Taylor advice when he visits her gravesite). I hope this is released on DVD soon!
Thank you for the final last treat for Return To Mayberry!
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