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Returner (2002)

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A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

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Anne Suzuki ...
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Gorô Kishitani ...
Yukiko Okamoto ...
Mitsu Murata ...
Kisuke Iida ...
Kazuya Shimizu ...
Chiharu Kawai ...
Dean Harrington ...
Dr. Brown
Xiaoqun Zhao ...
Masaya Takahashi ...
Liu Laoban
Kenji Motomiya ...
Hoshi Ishida
Misako Nagashima
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In 2084, the mankind is near total annihilation by alien invaders. Milly, a young woman from the Earth resistance, uses a time machine and returns to October, 2002, trying to avoid the beginning of alien invasion and the war. In her arrival in a ship, she is rescued and saved from the Yakuza evil boss Mizoguchi by a hit-man called Miyamot. Using unconventional methods, Milly forces Miyamoto to help her to save the human race. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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31 August 2002 (Japan)  »

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$29,214 (USA) (17 October 2003)

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$69,886 (USA) (31 October 2003)
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The disguised airship that resembles the Jumbo Jet near the end of the film is labeled "Buddyair 100 747" See more »

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During the highway chase when the car is blown into the air and falls back down, the cable that was used by the crane to lift the car up into the air so they could drop it again is visible as the vehicle crashes to the ground. See more »

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Miyamoto: El dente won't be the same without you
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Dig In
Performed by Lenny Kravitz
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Short but descriptive
28 November 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

An excellent movie, with a lot of Japanese clichés, like transforming robots, ningas, and strange new technology. I swear, this must have been the best bullet time I've ever seen. It's even better than The Matrix. No only do you see the bullets, but also the streamers of air coming off of them, and they can be moved if something passes through them. Also, it accurately shows bullets going though flesh, and many other cool things in bullet time. The ending was strong, and tied up many plot holes and paradoxes. The ending was very surprising, yet touching. Overall, excellent film, with unique storyline, cute aliens, realistic special effects, and believable action.


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