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''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1990 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comics}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

Archie Andrews has been graduated from Riverdale High for 15 years. He's since become a successful lawyer in the city and is getting ready to marry his fiancee, Pam. Before he gets married, he decides to go to a [[ClassReunion high school reunion]] back in Riverdale. When he sees the now-grown Betty and Veronica for the first time in over decade, old feelings resurface and he begins to doubt his love towards Pam.

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''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video (Released as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' on home video in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1990 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comics}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

Fifteen years after the events of the books, Archie Andrews has been graduated since graduating from Riverdale High for 15 years. has his life set. He's since moved out of his small town life into the big city, has become a successful lawyer in the city lawyer, and is getting ready to marry his fiancee, Pam. Before he gets married, tying the knot, he decides to go to a [[ClassReunion high school reunion]] back in Riverdale. his hometown. When he sees the now-grown Betty and Veronica (along with a majority of his classmates) for the first time in over decade, old feelings resurface and he begins to doubt his love towards Pam.
Pam, throwing him back into the love triangle that the series is oh-so-known for.


* ContinuityNod: Archie and Betty discuss the events of a 1970s issue where they had to visit a NoTellMotel together after their car broke down and Betty's parents misunderstood tried to force them into a ShotgunWedding. Archie misremembers the events and thinks they [[TheirFirstTime did actually have sex]].

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* ContinuityNod: Archie and Betty discuss the events of a 1970s issue where where, after they had to visit a NoTellMotel together after their car broke down and down, Betty's parents misunderstood and tried to force them into a ShotgunWedding. Archie misremembers the events and thinks they [[TheirFirstTime did actually have sex]].


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* SlutShaming; PlayedForLaughs when Mr. Weatherbee and Ms. Grundy mistake Jordan for Archie's son and admonish him for having a kid out of wedlock.

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* SlutShaming; PlayedForLaughs when Mr. Weatherbee and Ms. Grundy mistake Jordan for Archie's son and admonish him for having a kid out of wedlock.wedlock.
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The concept of Archie and his friends growing up was later tackled in the comics with the the spinoff title ''Comic/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife''.

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The concept of Archie and his friends growing up was later tackled in the comics with the the spinoff title ''Comic/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife''.
''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife''.


Archie Andrews has been graduated from Riverdale High for 15 years. He's since become a successful lawyer in the city and is getting ready to marry his fiancee, Pam. Before he gets married, he decides to go to a high school reunion back in Riverdale. When he sees the now-grown Betty and Veronica for the first time in over decade, old feelings resurface and he begins to doubt his love towards Pam.

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Archie Andrews has been graduated from Riverdale High for 15 years. He's since become a successful lawyer in the city and is getting ready to marry his fiancee, Pam. Before he gets married, he decides to go to a [[ClassReunion high school reunion reunion]] back in Riverdale. When he sees the now-grown Betty and Veronica for the first time in over decade, old feelings resurface and he begins to doubt his love towards Pam.


* EmbarrassingNickname: Jordan hates beingcalled "Jughead Junior".

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Jordan hates beingcalled being called "Jughead Junior".


* DoNotCallMePaul: Jordan hates beingcalled "Jughead Junior".

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* DoNotCallMePaul: EmbarrassingNickname: Jordan hates beingcalled "Jughead Junior".Junior".
* HotterAndSexier: Mildly. Sex gets alluded to more explicitly than in most ''Archie'' comics.


* ContinuityNod: Archie and Betty discuss the events of a 1970s issue where they had to visit a NoTellMotel together after their car broke down and Betty's parents misunderstood tried to force them into a ShotgunWedding. Archie misremembers the events and thinks they [[TheirFirstTime did actually have sex]].
* DirtyKid: The first thing Jughead's son does when he sees Veronica is check her out.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Jordan hates beingcalled "Jughead Junior".



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film was a {{Pilot Movie}} for a series that never came to be

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* MeetCute: Betty met her boyfriend Robert this way at the museum.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film was a {{Pilot Movie}} for a series that never came to bebe.
* SlutShaming; PlayedForLaughs when Mr. Weatherbee and Ms. Grundy mistake Jordan for Archie's son and admonish him for having a kid out of wedlock.


Compare to ''Series/TheBradys'', another nostalgia-based sequel series.

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Compare to ''Series/TheBradys'', ''[[Series/BradyBunchSpinOffs The Bradys]]'', another nostalgia-based sequel series.


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* AdaptationDyeJob: Archie's hair is a dark, near-brown shade of red instead of its more familiar bright orange.


''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1991 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comics}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

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''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1991 1990 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comics}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.



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* RecursiveAdaptation: The film received a comic book adaptation featuring art by Stan Goldberg, Mike Esposito, and Gene Colan. The comic is notable for featuring the flashbacks in the normal ''Archie'' style but the current scenes [[ArtShift in a more realistic art-style]].


''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1991 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comic}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

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''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1991 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comic}}'s Creator/{{Archie|Comics}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

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''Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again'' (which was released on video as ''Archie: Return to Riverdale'' in the United States and as ''Archie's Weekend Reunion'' in Australia and the UK) is a 1991 MadeForTVMovie based on the Creator/{{Archie|Comic}}'s comic book ''ComicBook/ArchieComics''.

Archie Andrews has been graduated from Riverdale High for 15 years. He's since become a successful lawyer in the city and is getting ready to marry his fiancee, Pam. Before he gets married, he decides to go to a high school reunion back in Riverdale. When he sees the now-grown Betty and Veronica for the first time in over decade, old feelings resurface and he begins to doubt his love towards Pam.

The concept of Archie and his friends growing up was later tackled in the comics with the the spinoff title ''Comic/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife''.

Compare to ''Series/TheBradys'', another nostalgia-based sequel series.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* CanonForeigner: Jordan "Jughead Junior" Jones, Max Mason, Robert Miller, and Pam are all original characters.
* KidHeroAllGrownUp: In the comics, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp the characters never age]] in the main comics. This film was made to depict how their lives could develop as they aged.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The film received a comic book adaptation featuring art by Stan Goldberg, Mike Esposito, and Gene Colan. The comic is notable for featuring the flashbacks in the normal ''Archie'' style but the current scenes [[ArtShift in a more realistic art-style]].
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The film was a {{Pilot Movie}} for a series that never came to be

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