After receiving two separate marriage proposals, Natalie asks the gang to reunite in Peekskill, NY.

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Natalie Green
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Harper Jason
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Robert James
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Tad Warner
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Tisha Ramsey
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Sam
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Thirteen years later Mrs. Garrett's "girls" have all grown into successful, independent women. After a stint in the Peace Corps with her husband, a widowed Mrs. Garrett is heading back to America, ready for a new life and new romance, and also looking forward to seeing the girls again. Blair is wealthier than ever, after building a hotel empire with her husband, Tad. But she suspects he is having an affair. "Tootie," now preferring to be called by her real name, Dorothy, has forsaken her acting hopes to host her own talk show. Natalie is a dedicated TV news producer, juggling an active love life with a frenetic work schedule that takes her all over the world. Jo, ever the free spirit, is a devoted cop, wife and mother. It's been years since Natalie has had a Thanksgiving back in America, so she's talked all the girls and Mrs. Garrett into spending the holiday together back in Peekskill, NY. When Jo is unable to attend the reunion, her teenage daughter, Jamie, and husband, Rick, come ... Written by FactsofLifeGirlsFan2006

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18 November 2001 (USA)  »

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No mention is ever made of the fates of Geri Tyler (who is only mentioned in the past tense in reference to the first time she visited Blair at Eastland), Andy Moffett, Beverly Ann Stickle, Pippa McKenna, any of the former Eastland headmasters (although Mr. Parker is mentioned by name), any of the girls' parents or ex-boyfriends, or any of the girls Blair, Tootie and Natalie roomed with in the show's first season. However, it is implied that George Burnett went off to seek fame in fortune in Hollywood, as ER (1994) and several major film roles had already made that happen for George Clooney in real life by that point. See more »

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When Tootie reveals a picture of Jeff holding Tisha as a baby, the actor playing Jeff in that picture looks nothing like Todd Hallowell who played him originally. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Edna Garrett: [on the phone] Harper's where? Blair's what? Thanksgiving's WHEN?
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References The Facts of Life: Cousin Geri (1980) See more »

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Jump (For My Love)
by Marti Sharron, Stephen Mitchell, Gary Skardina
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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no Jo. enough said
28 July 2004 | by (Binghamton) – See all my reviews

If they couldn't get Nancy McKeon, they shouldn't have done this movie. For most of the series, she WAS the show. I don't care if she showed up for a brief scene at the end, one that could have been filmed in an hour. It would have been better than nothing.

But no, getting another actress was not an option. Anyone who thinks it would have been good apparently doesn't watch TV, or at least not shows/movies in which that is done. EVERY one of them is routinely and thoroughly panned when they do it. Not to mention, the actresses mentions by one commenter would split their sides laughing so hard at the notion the that they would be asked to stoop to playing Jo in a Fact of Life TV reunion movie. "Hey, Ms. Bullock, I know you make $10+ million a movie. But would you like to take a hundred thousand of so bucks to be on the Facts of Life Reunion?" "Sure. I'll just put my major motion picture career on hold for a few months!" "Hey, Angelina, don't bother with those sequels to Tomb Raider and the ensuing $20 million dollars you will make. Do this TV movie instead!" While we are at it, let's suggest that they should have asked George Clooney to take a break from filming Ocean's Eleven in order to reprise his role.

The other bad thing about this movie was, did Beverly not exist? Cloris Leachman is still around. Why not get her. (And, unlike Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock, she would be more than happy to appear.) What, the girls don't love her anymore?


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