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The Return (I) (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  10 November 2006 (USA)
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Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

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Terry Stahl
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Kurt
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Michelle
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Ed Mills
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Griff / Young Griff
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Annie
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Wally Welch ...
Snack Stand Vendor
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Ambrose Miller
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Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup ...
Bella
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Higgins
Robert Wilson ...
Billy
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The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills travels from Saint Louis to Texas in a business trip. She is haunted by violent visions and after meeting her client, she visits her lonely father. On the next morning, she decides to visit La Salle, a small town where she has never been before, but she had recollections of many locations. She lodges in a hotel and later she meets and is befriended by the local widower Terry Stahl, who helps her from an aggression. Her daydreams and nightmares increase and she becomes obsessed for disclosing the truth about her visions of a brutal murder of a woman in a barn. Along her investigation, Joanna gets close to the killer and feels that her life is in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This November, fear comes home. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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10 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolver  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,479,621 (USA) (10 November 2006)

Gross:

$7,744,785 (USA) (8 December 2006)
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Trivia

When asked at the beginning of the project who she wanted to play her father, Sarah Michelle Gellar jokingly responded that she wanted Sam Shepard. Months later it was confirmed, to Gellar's disbelief, that Shepard agreed to take the role. See more »

Goofs

When Joanna drives through the salt flat of Texas, the shot has been reversed. Most notably, Guadalupe Peak in the background is inverted. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Young Joanna Mills: There was a man
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Crazy Credits

When the credits first start to roll, everyones name's turn and blur away to the next name which does the same. This represents the characters Joanna and Annie and how they co-existed in the same body. See more »

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Features Winchester '73 (1950) See more »

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The Refuge
Written and Performed by Cory Sipper
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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User Reviews

 
Underrated Supernatural Thriller
13 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) travels from Saint Louis to Texas in a business trip. She is haunted by violent visions and after meeting her client, she visits her lonely father. On the next morning, she decides to visit La Salle, a small town where she has never been before, but she had recollections of many locations. She lodges in a hotel and later she meets and is befriended by the local widower Terry Stahl (Peter O'Brien), who helps her from an aggression. Her daydreams and nightmares increase and she becomes obsessed for disclosing the truth about her visions of a brutal murder of a woman in a barn. Along her investigation, Joanna gets close to the killer and feels that her life is in danger.

I bought this DVD first because I am a huge fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the eternal Buffy, and also because I like supernatural stories. Fortunately I have disregarded the low IMDb User Rating since this film is an underrated supernatural thriller. The plot explores the concept of reincarnation in an adequate pace, unraveling the mystery in the last scenes. The direction is sharp and Sarah gives credibility to her character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Retorno" ("The Return")


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