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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story)
Lawrence Konner (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 May 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
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Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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
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97 min
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Trivia:
In the scene where John Porter picks up his mother's diary you can see the novel The Drawing of Three written by Stephen King under it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the guys are chasing Billy you can see North in the back seat, but when the guys drive off after killing Billy you only see Vinnie and Lawson in the car.See more »
Quotes:
Jim Norman:[after Vinnie takes out a switchblade] Do you wanna give that to me?
Vinnie Vincent:Oh I'd LOVE to give it to you.
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sometimes they need a better ending, 26 September 2012
Author: Justin Stokes from Cleburne, TX

Along with his wife and son, a man reluctantly returns to his hometown years later to take a teaching job. It isn't long before ghosts from his past come back to haunt him and do much worse. Tom McLoughlin, director of the most overrated film in the "Friday the 13th" franchise, directed this made for TV adaptation of the Stephen King short story.

Tim Matheson stars as the man tortured by memories of his brother's death and the men responsible. The film is strong on mood, successfully bringing to life that sense of time, place and small town atmosphere that King's stories thrive on. The film's best quality is it's villains. Robert Rusler is particularly intimidating as leather-clad gang leader, Lawson. The scene where Matheson first sees him again, posing as a student in his class, makes for a potent moment. Another great scene takes place in the gang's phantom car as they show their true forms to a jock victim.

Unfortunately, the film doesn't keep it's momentum going as we head toward the finale. The climax is a bit of a mess, and the ending gets overly schmaltzy. The ending to King's original tale would have worked a lot better than what we get here. As it is, this is worth seeing for the villains and overall mood, but it's definitely flawed. Brooke Adams doesn't get a lot to do as Matheson's wife.

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