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The Return (1980)

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Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange ... See full summary »

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Niles Buchanan
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Lee Ann (as Hilary Labow)
Candy Castillo ...
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Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Check it out! Cybill Shephard with a light-saber!!!!!!!!
14 June 2008 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

OK, this movie is at least good for some eye candy. Jan Michael Vincent is one of my favorite actors, and he makes any role interesting in my opinion! I enjoyed this 'B' movie for the fact that Jan is in this (although it looks as if he's visibly bored and intoxicated during most of the filming!), and of course Cybil Shephard is always entertaining. It actually was a pretty good 'B' movie considering! At least it does not try to 'explain' too much about the cow-mutilations, etc. It let's you make up your own mind at the end. There are granted some pretty funny moments in this - some of them are cringe-worthy. Check out the double-sided light-saber which appears later on in the movie! The UFO lights are pretty cool too. Martin Landau overacts in this. Also, the actor Vincent Schiavelli plays one of the UFO 'victims'. He was also great in the X Files episode "HumBug" as the man with the 'attached' brother. Anyway, well, worth the buy if you want to see JMV, Cybil, X files character actors, or a pretty silly B movie about UFO's!


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