Dallas 13 Seasons 1989

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Season 12
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24. The Great Texas Waltz TV-NR CC

In the romantic city of Vienna, Vanessa Beaumont, the only woman to ever break J.R. Ewing's heart, forces him to choose between her and his love for Cally.

Starring:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy
Runtime:
48 minutes
Original air date:
May 5, 1989

The Great Texas Waltz

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Season 12
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    1. Carousel Murder charges are filed as the families of Southfork are torn apart over the shooting of J.R. by his furious wife, Sue Ellen. Cliff finally comes face to face with Pam, as Bobby wrestles with his feelings about his ex-wife.

    TV-NR 48min October 28, 1988
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    2. No Greater Love Cliff Barnes, resolving to get out of the oil business, offers Barnes-Wentworth to Bobby and Ewing Oil. Clayton Farlow, immersed in the running of Southfork, also offers to sell his oil refineries to Bobby.

    TV-NR 48min November 4, 1988
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    3. The Call of the Wild Sue Ellen, despite securing custody of her son, John Ross, resigns to let him live at Southfork.

    TV-NR 48min November 11, 1988
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    4. Out of the Frying Pan J.R.'s lust for the young country girl Cally Harper leads him into a dangerous situation that even his wiles, Ewing money, power, and clout can't get him out.

    TV-NR 48min November 18, 1988
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    5. Road Work While J.R. is imprisoned on a torturous chain gang, his long time nemesis, Cliff Barnes, joins Bobby as a new partner in Ewing Oil. Clayton suspects foul play when the river that runs across Southfork mysteriously dries up.

    TV-NR 48min December 2, 1988
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    6. War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing A beaten and nearly broken J.R. marries the innocent Cally Harper in a desperate effort to escape the crazed clutches of her vengeful brothers.

    TV-NR 48min December 9, 1988
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    7. Showdown at the Ewing Corral Newlywed J.R. struggles to escape from the dreaded Harper farm, while Southfork prepares for war against the unrelenting Carter McKay and his henchmen.

    TV-NR 48min December 16, 1988
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    8. Deception Carter McKay reveals his true intentions to the Ewings. To avoid bloodshed in the impending range war, McKay offers to buy two sections of the sacred Southfork and J.R. hires his own special brand of mercenaries in preparation for the battle.

    TV-NR 48min January 6, 1989
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    9. Counter Attack The range war violently erupts as Bobby vows revenge after Christopher is caught in the brutal cross-fire. J.R., Bobby, Clayton, Ray, and their mercenaries mount forces to destroy McKay and his men and save Southfork.

    TV-NR 47min January 13, 1989
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    10. The Sting Unaware that Jeremy Wendell is the force behind Carter McKay, Miss Ellie goes ahead with her decision to sell of the sacred Section 40 to McKay.

    TV-NR 48min January 20, 1989
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    11. The Two Mrs. Ewings There is a startling disclosure at the glamorous Oil Baron's Ball, Dallas' social event of the season. Cally Ewing, J.R.'s new bride, attempts to acclimate herself to the grandeur of Southfork, while he searches for a way to remove her from his life.

    TV-NR 48min January 27, 1989
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    12. The Switch Determined to create a life for herself in Dallas and win over J.R., Cally turns to an unlikely source for advice -- Sue Ellen.

    TV-NR 48min February 3, 1989
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    13. He-e-ere's Papa! J.R.'s in hot water again when Nicholas Pearce's father, ex-mobster Joseph Lombardi, comes looking for the man who killed his son.

    TV-NR 47min February 10, 1989
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    14. Comings and Goings Sue Ellen launches into pre-production with writer Don Lockwood on the epic film that she hopes will finally bring ruin to the mighty J.R. Ewing.

    TV-NR 48min February 17, 1989
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    15. Country Girl Against an ominous skyline of black storm clouds, Southfork prepares for another one of its all out, glamorous weddings.

    TV-NR 48min February 24, 1989
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    16. Wedding Bell Blues A tornado threatens the wedding ceremony while Carter McKay learns that his son Tommy hasn't fully recovered from his involvement with drugs, while Tommy sets his sights on the beautiful and wealthy April.

    TV-NR 48min February 24, 1989
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    17. The Way We Were It's brotherly war when Bobby furiously confronts J.R. for ignoring their agreement to consult one another concerning business.

    TV-NR 45min March 3, 1989
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    18. The Serpent's Tooth J.R., hoping to get back into Ewing Oil, seeks information on Weststar's dealings while Sue Ellen keeps seeing Don Lockwood and Bobby and Tracey's relationship continues to take a downward turn.

    TV-NR 48min March 10, 1989
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    19. Three Hundred The 300th episode marks an unusual show in which the feuding Ewing brothers, J.R. and Bobby, get trapped overnight in an elevator, with a defiant Bobby owning the only source of food or drink -- a precious case of expensive wine.

    TV-NR 48min March 17, 1989
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    20. April Showers The Ewing brothers are back in business together and set their sights on the biggest oil deal in history at the expense of Carter McKay and Weststar. April comes between Bobby and Tracey after she tries to convince Tracey that her brother is dangerous.

    TV-NR 48min March 31, 1989
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    21. And Away We Go! Bobby's love affair with Tracey is shattered when Carter McKay vows to avenge the thrashing his beloved son, Tommy, suffered at the hands of Bobby.

    TV-NR 48min April 7, 1989
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    22. Yellow Brick Road Honeymooners J.R. and Cally, along with Bobby, mix pleasure with oil business in the spectacular old town of Salzburg, Austria, until Bobby is shocked by a surprise visitor.

    TV-NR 48min April 14, 1989
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    23. The Sound of Money The Ewings head off to Vienna in their battle for the coveted European oil contract. Bobby and April explore their blossoming relationship atop the famed Maria's Mountain in Salzburg. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Clayton still can't retain his memory.

    TV-NR 48min April 28, 1989
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    24. The Great Texas Waltz In the romantic city of Vienna, Vanessa Beaumont, the only woman to ever break J.R. Ewing's heart, forces him to choose between her and his love for Cally.

    TV-NR 48min May 5, 1989
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    25. Mission to Moscow America's most infamous capitalist, J.R. Ewing, travels to Moscow, the mecca of Communism. At Vanessa's urging J.R. and Bobby flee Vienna for a crucial and mysterious meeting in Red Square.

    TV-NR 48min May 12, 1989
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    26. Reel Life Someone is attempting to frighten April as she continues to see Bobby while Sue Ellen gives Cally advice on how she will have to fight to make her marriage work.

    TV-NR 47min May 19, 1989

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Linda Gray
Starring Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy
Supporting actors Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Howard Keel, Ken Kercheval, Charlene Tilton, Sheree J. Wilson, George Kennedy, Cathy Podewell, Audrey Landers, Ian McShane, Crystal Carson, Joshua Harris, David Healy, Gunnar Hellström, Gayle Hunnicutt, Omri Katz, Alan McRae, Christopher Neame
Season year 1989
Network Warner Bros.
Executive Producer Cliff Fenneman
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 21, 2009
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I know I am in the minority here but this one is definitely one of my favorites. As I said before I enjoy all the seasons of Dallas, especially the later ones. This season, known to me as 11, is the last one for Linda Gray. Steve Kanaly has 5 episodes in the middle of the year before leaving for good, and Priscilla Presley had departed. However, I would say their absence is not a big deal since they had been pretty islanded from everyone else by that point anyway. This season we have the final divorce and revenge of Sue Ellen, a new and humorous marriage for JR, further romantic fun for Bobby, and the interesting development of Cliff having a daughter with Afton and being taken in by Bobby alongside JR as a partner in Ewing Oil. Also, powering the season is Oscar-winner George Kennedy, who came in and truly delivered a great performance as Carter McKay, taking over Westar and becoming a new and strong Ewing nemesis. There is an exciting range war for Southfork the first part of the season, a funny storyline for JR in a small town, and then a big trip to Russia towards the end, not to mention the classic where Bobby and JR are stuck in an elevator and are forced to confront each other. The ratings slide continued, and my belief is that this was a self-fulfilling prophecy-for example, Priscilla and Steve had to go due to shrinking budget because of shrinking ratings due to the departure of Victoria Principal, yet, their fans then left and so the ratings went down further. This I can understand, but as long as you're a fan of JR first and foremost, you can continue to enjoy the show all the way I believe. This season Sheree J Wilson was added to the main title, and it also starred George Kennedy as Carter McKay, Andrew Stevens as Casey Denault, Cathy Podewell as Cally Harper, Audrey Landers as Afton Cooper, Beth Toussaint as Tracey Lawton, Leigh Taylor-Young as Kimberly Cryder, William Smithers as Jeremy Wendell, and Ian McShane as Don Lockwood.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Les G. Solomon on February 10, 2010
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This is a great fun season with some fun new characters (especially George Kennedy- a great actor and Cathy Podewell) and some great plot twists, but, oh dear, a TRULY TERRIBLE DVD TRANSFER--the wort of all the previous seasons. Why????????????????? Even when showing it on my blu ray, it still looks blurred, fuzzy, almost like a copy of a copy of a copy. Are Warners now just rushing these out to the conclusion with no concern of quality at all? It also arrived in terrible shape (Amazon bad packaging) Again a shame as it has one of the best episodes of the latter part of the series ("The Sting", more plot twists and surprise returns than any of any episode)With only three box sets to go (season 13 and 14 and the telemovie set)can't Warners at least look at the poor and shoddy prints they are selling to the public??
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. DiRienzo on March 3, 2009
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Dallas Season 12 concludes the Sue Ellen Ewing storylines, and introduces Carter McKay played by George Kennedy, and Cally Harper Ewing played by Cathy Podewell, both of which become regular cast members in the next season.

Season 12 is also when Sheree J. Wilson, who plays April Stevens Ewing, becomes a regular cast member, and also marks the return of Lucy Ewing.

Dallas The Complete 12th Season (1988-1989) WOULD BE PERFECT for a July release!

Please release Season 12 for the Summer of 2009!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Antoine D. Reid VINE VOICE on January 31, 2010
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Season 12 of 'Dallas' was by far a vast improvement over the past few seasons (at least the ones released on DVD). Ever since the notorious "dream" season, it felt like the show had lost its footing. There was too much time and energy devoted to trying to make-up for the wasted season, too much character development lost and simply jumbled and confused, too much attention given to a few weak characters (Jenna Wade and her daughter Charlie, to be exact). From the first episode of the season, it felt like the show and its producers had wiped the slate clean and gone back to the show's glory days. There was suspense and action from the first scenes of the show; returning faces like Afton Cooper; new ones like the complex character of Carter McKay. In all, up until perhaps the last episode of the season, this was by far the best paced, best written season since the pre-dream one.

The Good: Certain things worked well. There was the feeling that the producers knew some characters had run their course and finally they did their best to write out those characters, and plots, that really tended to bring the show down. Jenna Wade (played by Priscilla Presley) is out; so is her daughter Charlie and, for the most part, Ray Krebs. Yes, Ray appears in what can be called a guest appearance early on in the season; but then he's effectively given a send-off and we only hear of him by name. Lucy Ewing-Cooper, who returned at the end of last season, returns full-time to the cast. Her cynical quips and strong dislike for J.R. made the show feel like it did in its early days. There was also the departure of some lesser known characters like J.R.'s police department contact who moves on from helping J.R.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William Jurgens on July 17, 2009
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Season 12 is definitely my favorite season, it has a little of everything. Sue Ellen finally finds a way to get the better of J.R., Bobby finds a new love, and probably the most romantic encounter ever for Bobby. J.R. actually shows he does have a heart, and is somewhat confused by it when he truly does grow to love his new wife Cally. There is even foreign intrigue, when J.R. and Bobby must travel to Moscow to find out a sinister secret of a massive oil deal. But, by far the most interesting story of all, Cliff Barnes finally gets what he has wanted all these years, and becomes a full partner in Ewing Oil. He actually manages to have a working relationship with J.R. But this cannot last, like the old saying, be careful what you wish for.

Overall, this season has it all, and really shows why this series had the resiliency to continue for another 2 seasons following. Not just the great story lines by great writers, but truly this was one of the best casts ever assembled for a TV series, all true professionals.
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