Dallas: The Early Years
|Release Date:||Mar 1986|
|Genres||Drama / Romance|
|Cast:||David Marshall Grant(Willard 'Diggers' Barnes), Dale Midkiff(John Ross 'Jock' Ewing), Molly Hagan(Eleanor 'Miss Ellie'...), David Wilson(Jason Ewing), Hoyt Axton(Aaron Southworth), Bill Duke(Seth Foster), Geoffrey Lewis(Ed Porter), Diane Franklin(Amanda Ewing), Marshall Thompson(Dr. Ted Johnson), William Frankfather(Newman), Elizabeth Keifer(Cherie Simmons), Wendel Meldrum(Honey), Matt Mulhern(Garrison Southworth), Josef Rainer(Sam Culver (as Joe Rainer)), Davis Roberts(Preacher), Kevin Wixted(Young John Ross 'J.R. Ewing), Joe Berryman(Roscoe), Angie Bolling(Deborah), Blue Deckert(Player), Cynthia Dorn(Jeanne), Bob Hannah(Sheriff), Norma Moore(Maggie), Randy Moore(Hotel Manager), Karen Radcliffe(Hooker), Terrence Riggins(Benjamin Foster), Marjie Rynearson(Barbara Southworth), Joel Allen(Gary Ewing), Jesse Bace(Driver), Ryan Beadle(Young Bobby James Ewing), Bill Bolender(4th Player), Terry Evans(Young Man), Johnny Felder(Young Clifford 'Cliff' Barnes), John William Galt(Guest), Lee Gideon(Haskins), Vernon Grote(Foreman), Max Harvey(Farmer), Rhashell Hunter(Priscilla Foster), Joyce Ingle(1st Townswoman), T.J. Kennedy(Abernathy), Dennis Letts(Crick), George Leverett(Square Dance Caller), L. Gregg Loso(Webster), Bernie Moore(Benjamin), Tony Morris(1st Ranch Hand), Chuck Page(1st Townsman), Peyton E. Park(Justice), Jim Ponds(1st Farmer), Ray Redd(2nd Townsman), Debra Lynn Rogers(Joanne Haskins), Rose Mari Roundtree(Girlfriend), Mike Shanks(Hobo), Gena Sleete(2nd Townswoman), Louanne Stephens(Woman), Fred Vest(2nd Ranch Hand), Woody Watson(Legionaire), Andrea Wauters(Young Pamela Barnes), Bethany Wright(Laurette), Larry Hagman(Narrator (J.R. Ewing)), Mike Bendall(Rigger), Benton Jennings(Oil Man), Suzanne Niles(Waitress-Cattle Baron's Restaurant), Luci-Lynn Norris(), James Clarke(Oil Field Worker (uncredited)), Nathan Lee Lewis(Man in Crowd (uncredited)), Andy Sherman(Foreman (uncredited)), Scott Sligar(Painter (uncredited)),|
Prequel to the popular "Dallas" TV series focuses on the origins of the Ewing-Barnes feud during the 1930's. Larry Hagman provides the opening narration for the film. The story opens at a 1951 barbecue with "Digger" Barnes firing a shot at "Jock" Ewing. Immediately flashing back to the depression, the two men first meet in a boxcar as both are hoboing. Their original friendship is built on their desires to find oil. But their failings start as they both compete for the hand of the beautiful Miss Ellie. Jock is shown to be an honorable man caught up in a backlash. Digger is a neurotic, alcoholic with a gift for finding oil.