The Waltons - Season 8

The Waltons - Season 8

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Despite rumors that The Waltons would be canceled at the end of its seventh season, the series was back on the CBS docket for season eight in the fall of 1979. Although Richard Thomas had long since exited the role of John-Boy Walton, the character was revived during this season ever so gradually and carefully (reported missing in action in WW2, John-Boy is rescued in a comatose state, remaining largely incommunicado throughout most of the year), the better to unveil a new actor, Robert Wightman, in the role. Also returning after declaring her independence from the series is Michael Learned as John-Boy's mother Olivia, though only as a recurring rather than a regular character. Having contacted TB at the end of season seven, Olivia recovers sufficiently to return home, but only long enough to take a job as an army nurse, leaving her household responsibilities in the hands of her cousin Rose Burton (Peggy Rea), who arrives at Walton Mountain with grandchildren Serena (Martha Nix) and Jeffrey (Keith Mitchell) in tow. Another cast addition takes place when Walton son Ben (Eric Scott) and his wife Cindy (Leslie Winston) have a baby daughter named Virginia. By season's end, the population in the Walton home continues to fluctuate, with all four of the Walton sons in one branch or other of the military. But with things moving so rapidly, the war should be over any minute now!

Product Details

Release Date: 01/06/2009
UPC: 0883929051816
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 19:32:00
Sales rank: 12,103

Special Features

A Waltons Retrospective Special

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Waite Actor,John Walton
Antoinette Stella Darcy Thatcher
Denise Latella Sue Ann
Ellen Corby Grandma Walton,Actress
Enrique J. Castillo Eddie Ramirez
Eunice Christopher Mrs. Satterfield
Henry Darrow Barry
Jonathan Banks Jeb Sanders
Jonathan Frakes Ashley Longworth Jr.
Keith Mitchell Jeffrey
Michael Learned Olivia Walton,Actress
Ned Bellamy Paul
Patsy Rahn Betsy Randolph
Richard Venture Paul Henshaw
Robert Wightman John-Boy Walton
Susan Krebs Hazel
Todd Susman Ted Lupinsky,Lapinsky
William Schallert Stanley Perkins
Woodrow Chambliss Cousin Zadok
Charles Hallahan Baker
Diana Douglas Mrs. Denman
George DiCenzo Calvin Satterfield
Joe Conley Ike Godsey
Jordan Charney Capt. Roger Westerby
Jordan Clarke Son Slater
Louis Odell Burton Buddy Russell
Martha Nix Serena
Mitch Carter Sam Barker
Zack Lewis Ned Philips
Don Matheson Sgt. Barnes
Frederic Downs Dr. Lewis
Jon Walmsley Actor
Judy Norton-Taylor Mary Ellen Walton Willard,Actress
K Callan Nurse Corrigan
Kelly Ward Frank Thatcher
Ronnie Claire Edwards Corabeth Godsey
David W. Harper Jim-Bob Walton
Lisa Harrison Toni Hazelton
Michael Reed John Curtis Willard
Morgan Stevens Sam
Eric Scott Actor
Helen Kleeb Mamie Baldwin
Ivor Francis Dean Beck
John Crawford Sheriff Ep Bridges
Lane Bradbury Ronie Cotter
Lewis Arquette J.D. Pickett
Marshall Reed John Curtis
Rachel Longaker Aimee Godsey
Mary McDonough Actress

Technical Credits
Gwen Arner Director
Harry Harris Director
Herbert Hirschman Director
Philip Leacock Director
Ralph Waite Director
Stan Lathan Director
Walter Alzmann Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Home Front, Part 1 [2:25]
1. The Home Front, Part 2 [14:02]
1. The Kinfolk [14:15]
1. The Diploma [17:05]
1. The Innocents [:44]
Disc #1, Side B -- The Waltons
1. The Starlet [2:15]
1. The Journal [14:15]
1. The Lost Sheep [10:46]
1. The Violated [7:06]
1. The Waiting [13:37]
Disc #2, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Silver Wings [2:30]
1. The Wager [10:55]
1. The Spirit [8:11]
1. The Fastidious Wife [14:26]
1. The Unthinkable [11:59]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Waltons
1. The Idol [2:07]
1. The Prodigals [12:57]
1. The Remembrance [6:55]
1. The Inspiration [11:57]
1. The Last Straw [14:01]
Disc #3, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Traveling Man [2:13]
1. The Furlough [13:59]
1. The Medal [7:12]
1. The Valediction [10:39]

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The Waltons - Season 8 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The earlier seasons are much, much better. Trying to make the Waltons work without Grandma, Grandpa, Olivia and John-Boy not to mention John, just dosen't cut it. The story lines are kinda boring too.
cynthiaellen More than 1 year ago
Good family series showing the good and bad times of a now familiar family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series and characters continue to change and evolve in a natural and believable manner. The series continues to be driven by the interactions of its characters. The series presents a view of family life and going through the depression and WWII that is not tinged by cynicism. Instead it is informed by the affection the characters have for one another, and the way they cope with life-both the sweet and the bitter.
aeadsj More than 1 year ago
This is just like the other 7 seasons, wonderful. We love The Waltons and really enjoyed this season as well as the other seasons. Some people come and others go, but the storys are still as touching and heart warming as ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Family Viewing just like all the Walton Series.
JosephusBrooks More than 1 year ago
i love the show.
vernjo More than 1 year ago
This if you have the full collection is a must DVD to have in your collection. A wonderful story of early America in the wonderful old south.
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