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Returner -- 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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Release Date:
31 August 2002 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Who cares about the future? See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Combo of Red Bull and speed See more (101 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Takashi Yamazaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenya Hirata 
Takashi Yamazaki 

Produced by
Chikahiro Ando .... producer
Toru Horibe .... producer
Masaki Koide .... associate producer
Akifumi Takuma .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akihiko Matsumoto 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Sako 
Kôzô Shibasaki 
 
Film Editing by
Takuya Taguchi 
 
Production Design by
Anri Johjo 
 
Costume Design by
Tony Crosbie 
 
Production Management
Koichi Murakami .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Keiichi Momose .... sound designer
Yasushi Tanaka .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kikuo Nôtomi .... armourer
Kikuo Nôtomi .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Semin Tho .... CG artist
Takashi Yamazaki .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Misako Nagashima .... stunts
Yûji Shimomura .... stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nariyuki Ueda .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Eric Robinson .... weapons consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"Ritânâ" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
116 min
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Trivia:
The name of the aliens in this film, the "Daggra", is the Tibetan word for "Enemy".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Miyamoto:El dente won't be the same without youSee more »
Movie Connections:
References Poltergeist (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dig InSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Combo of Red Bull and speed, 5 September 2003
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

I know that I will definitely have to see this film again. Japanese movies are getting that sleek futuristic look and Returner is chock full of it. Although I have to admit, there seem to be a lot of "homages" ranging from Matrix, Men in Black to Fifth Element, X-Files and so on. Still, it's an action packed with cool style to boot.

The main hero and butt whooping babe work well together. From martial arts, lasers, guns, explosions, action scenes are so rapid that you're left blinking in awe. I definitely think towards the final 30 minutes, it does seem to go on a tangent and a friend and I were trying to piece together what we could and keep up. The CG is used well in enhancing the style of the film, especially the futuristic technology stuff.

If possible, catch this in the theater or on a good home system and you won't be disappointed.

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