IMDb > Returner (2002)
Ritânâ
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Returner (2002) More at IMDbPro »Ritânâ (original title)

Videos
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.

Overview

User Rating:
6.5/10   10,002 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Returner on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
31 August 2002 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Returner is one of the best Sci-Fi flicks i've ever seen See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ritânâ" - Japan (original title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
116 min
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:
Company:

Did You Know?

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:
Xie:Humans are good at lying. Especially guilty ones.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Independence Day (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dig InSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
The Returner is one of the best Sci-Fi flicks i've ever seen, 14 January 2005
Author: JimmyZappa from United States

The day was set to end, I had two videos in my hands I had just rented an hour before, one of them was "Lost in Translation" and the other one was "The Returner".

To make a long story short, my attitude turned pretty sour after viewing the more anticipated "Lost in Translation" and turned on "The Returner" thinking it would be pretty cheesy....turns out, I was completely wrong.

The Returner, even though it obviously borrows a lot of ideas from other films, is incredibly entertaining. The main characters Miyamoto and Milly were incredibly engaging, the bad guy (with his "Vash the Stampede" look and gun) was pretty cool, the storyline (filled with some comedy, drama, action, and a science fiction twist of course) was not that bad (some parts were a lot more enjoyable than others), the execution of the directing was what caught my attention, and the overall impression I got from it was completely passable and whole-fully entertaining.

Even the ending and the soundtrack was superb. It made me drop my jaw in awe during the credits, it really had that much of an impact with me throughout the entire thing. I long for the special double disk edition (if it exists that is, not entirely sure yet).

For those who love action/SCI-FI flicks, this is a definite must. And this is also recommended for those who love Japanese Cinematography in general.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (101 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Returner (2002)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Oh My God kevin_seiter
Matrix rip-off!! nuttyspam
Milly embermusiker
The Ending? dr_john_pollard
Why in Asia is Style more important than Substance?! puppethead23
Japanese actioners - suggestions? sabyelvis
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Resident Evil: Afterlife Bad Boys II The Professional: Golgo 13 The Dark Knight
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.