I Still Dream of Jeannie
|I Still Dream of Jeannie|
|Directed by||Joseph Scanlan|
|Produced by||Joan Carson|
|Written by||April Kelly|
|Original airing||October 20, 1991|
|Running time||120 minutes|
I Still Dream of Jeannie is the second and final made-for-television reunion movie based on the 1965-70 series I Dream of Jeannie which aired on NBC on October 20, 1991 and produced by Columbia Pictures Television.
Barbara Eden and Bill Daily are the only two regular cast members of the original series to reprise their roles in this movie. Once again, Larry Hagman refused to reprise his role of Tony Nelson. Although the character Tony Nelson is mentioned throughout the film, he remains unseen. (Ironically, one of his Dallas co-stars, Ken Kercheval, appears in the film. The irony is further emphasized by the fact that Hagman and Kercheval played enemies in Dallas and the character that Kercheval plays in I Still Dream of Jeannie is one that fills in the spot that would have gone to Hagman if he had been able to play Tony Nelson again for this film.)
Colonel Tony Nelson is on a top-secret space mission for NASA and Jeannie does not know of his whereabouts or when he'll be returning home to hear their son Tony Jr.'s academic presentation speech. When Jeannie goes to NASA to question General Wescott about her husband's mission, he refuses to cooperate. To make matters worse, her jealous and mischievous twin sister Jeannie II reminds Sham-Ir (the chief genie) that Jeannie cannot remain in the plane of reality for more than three months without an earthly master, and Tony has been away for a long time. Sham-Ir gives Jeannie two weeks to either find her husband or a new master (a single male only) or else she must return to Mesopotamia forever. So Jeannie begins her desperate search for a temporary master which leads her to a singles bar and other misadventures.
- Barbara Eden - Jeannie / Jeannie II
- Christopher Bolton - Anthony Nelson Jr.
- Bill Daily - Roger Healy
- Al Waxman - General Wescott
- Ken Kercheval - Mr. Simpson
- Peter Breck - Sham-Ir
- Benjamin Eric Nelson - Mr. Hal Burger
I Still Dream of Jeannie was filmed from July to August 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Some exterior and interior scenes, especially the NASA ones, were shot at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. This movie uses the same opening sequence from I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (1985) as well as an updated version of the 1985 theme.