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Sometimes They Come Back -- This adaptation of Stephen King's thriller is about a man (Tim Matheson) who returns to his hometown after 27 years. Soon he is tormented by ghosts of the dead teens who killed his brother, then died in freak accident, a train wreck, years before.  As students in his class die, they are replaced by the killers.


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Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story)
Lawrence Konner (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 May 1991 (USA) See more »
Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
Writing credits
Stephen King (short story)

Lawrence Konner (teleplay) &
Mark Rosenthal (teleplay)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
Michael S. Murphey .... producer
Milton Subotsky .... co-producer
David C. Thomas .... co-producer
Original Music by
Terry Plumeri 
Cinematography by
Bryan England 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Casting by
David Cohn 
Production Design by
Philip Dean Foreman 
Art Direction by
Timothy R. Bauer 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... makeup artist
Patti Brand .... makeup artist
Daniel Marc .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
David C. Thomas .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hope R. Goodwin .... first assistant director
Cathy A. Roszell .... second assistant director (as Cathy Roszell)
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ronald Megee .... set dresser
Jerry Lynn Reed .... set dresser
David Yonally .... set dresser
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Michael Payne .... sound supervisor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Alan McFarland .... miniature train lighting effects
Rod Schumacher .... visual effects supervisor
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Martin Bresin .... stunt driver
Martin Bresin .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Don Ruffin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Norman Bee .... camera operator
Adam Boster .... grip
Rocky Ford .... electrician
Michelle Madison .... camera loader
Dale Myrand .... first assistant camera: a camera
Ric Urbauer .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Carol Flake .... costumer
Steven Scott Ford .... costumer
Editorial Department
Albert Coleman .... assistant editor
Lucyna Wojciechowski .... assistant editor
Music Department
Terry Plumeri .... orchestrator
Rick Winquest .... music recordist
Ross Wright .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Gracie Klein .... driver
Other crew
Ben Brunkhardt .... location scout
Summer Shipp .... production assistant

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Rated R for terror violence
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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When scotty is walking with his 2 friends before the greasers chase him with there car, he says see yas later to his friends, you hear kids talking in the background you can hear 'where is he' that small sample is in the first 6 seconds of the Ozzy Osbourne song 'mr. tinkertrain' off of his 'no more tears' album.See more »
Revealing mistakes: At the cemetery, the headstones of the greasers say they were born in 1946 and died in 1963, that would make them 16-17 at the time of death. The three actors Robert Rusler, Nicholas Sadler and Bentley Mitchum were all aged in their mid-20s at the time, which is obvious.See more »
Richard Lawson:[to Chip] Time to rock, jock!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features King Kong (1976)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I enjoyed it!, 15 October 2001
Author: ( from Gainesville, Ga

I personally thought it was good movie. When I was a kid I thought it was great. I still do and regularly watch it from time to time. To me it made sense and I enjoyed the performance from many unknown actors and actresses. You've got the three dead guys whom I found really awesome. It's just an entertaining movie. Or at least in my opinion. I personally recommend it as an 80's area kinda movie. I think it rocks.

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