The Homecoming was a 1971 family drama movie, which serves as the pilot for The Waltons. Although it was not expected to be a pilot for a series, it was popular enough for a series to be commissioned.
- Andrew Duggan as John Walton
- Patricia Neal as Olivia Walton
- Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton
- Edgar Bergen as Zebulon Walton
- Ellen Corby as Esther Walton
- Cleavon Little as Hawthorne Dooley
- Dorothy Stickney as Emily Baldwin
- Josephine Hutchinson as Mamie Baldwin
- William Windom as Charlie Snead
- Woodrow Parfrey as Ike Godsey
- Judy Norton as Mary-Ellen Walton
- Mary McDonough as Erin Walton
- Kami Cotler as Elizabeth Walton
- Eric Scott as Ben Walton
- David W. Harper as Jim-Bob Walton
- Jon Walmsley as Jason Walton
- David Huddleston as Sheriff Bridges
- Sally Chamberlin as City Lady
- David Livingston as Claudie Dooley
- Betty Carter as Emmarine
- Kent Williams as Shepherd #1
- Roderick Bingley as Shepherd #2
- Rodney Bingley as Shepherd #3
- Miyoshi Williams as Angel
- Clarence M. Landry as Santa Claus
- Elizabeth: Mary Ellen called us piss ants.
- Olivia: Well you know better than that don't you, Elizabeth?
- Elizabeth: I don't feel like a piss ant.
- Olivia: There, you see?
- Little Girl: Thy two breasts are like two young rows that are twins which feed among the lilies. Solomon Song Chapter 4:5.
- Missionary: Er... Thank you.