I Still Dream of Jeannie

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I Still Dream of Jeannie
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
Based onOriginal characters created by Sidney Sheldon
Written byApril Kelly
Directed byJoseph Scanlan
StarringBarbara Eden
Christopher Bolton
Bill Daily
Al Waxman
Peter Breck
Ken Kercheval
Music byKen Harrison
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Carla Singer
Producer(s)Joan Carson
Production location(s)Vancouver
Simon Fraser University
CinematographyBert Dunk
Editor(s)Stan Cole
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
Jeannie Entertainment
Carla Singer Productions
Bar-Gene Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
Preceded byI Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later
Related showsI Dream of Jeannie

I Still Dream of Jeannie is a 1991 American made-for-television fantasy-comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures Television (in association with Jeannie Entertainment, Carla Singer Productions and Bar-Gene Television) which premiered on NBC on October 20, 1991. It is the second and final reunion film based on the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. It also serves as the series finale to said series.

Barbara Eden and Bill Daily are the only two regular cast members from the original series to reprise their roles in this movie. Once again, Larry Hagman was unavailable to reprise his role of Tony Nelson, as he had just completed a 14½ season run on Dallas and was taking a vacation with his family. Although the character Tony Nelson is mentioned throughout the film, and briefly appears in the animated opening sequence, he remains unseen for the rest of the movie.

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 on 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.

The film was directed by Joseph Scanlan and the teleplay was written by April Kelly.


Colonel Tony Nelson is on a top-secret space mission for NASA and Jeannie does not know of his whereabouts or when he will 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 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.



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 film used the same opening sequence from I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later with an updated version of the 1985 theme.

DVD release[edit]

There are currently no plans from Sony Pictures Choice Collection online program to release the film on DVD yet.

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