Dallas: The Early Years (1986)

03/22/1986 (US) DramaTV MovieRomance 3h
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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.

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  1. David Marshall Grant

    David Marshall Grant

    Willard 'Diggers' Barnes

  2. Dale Midkiff

    Dale Midkiff

    Jock Ewing

  3. Molly Hagan

    Molly Hagan


  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson

    Jason Ewing

  5. Hoyt Axton

    Hoyt Axton

    Aaron Southworth

  6. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    J.R. Ewing

  7. Bill Duke

    Bill Duke

    Seth Foster

  8. Geoffrey Lewis

    Geoffrey Lewis

    Ed Porter

  9. Diane Franklin

    Diane Franklin


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Original Language English

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