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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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Ed Mills
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Griff / Young Griff
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Annie
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Snack Stand Vendor
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Ambrose Miller
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Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup ...
Bella
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Robert Wilson ...
Billy
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Storyline

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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The past never dies. It kills. 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

Ed Mills: When you were 11 years old, you became violent. You started seeing things. You started to hurt yourself. Doctor said we were lucky you didn't hit an artery. He said it was some kind of breakdown. You were a whole different girl after that Joanna. I couldn't control you, honey.
Joanna Mills: Control me? Dad, it is not normal for an 11 year old girl to cut herself. I was trying to tell you I needed help. I still...
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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 »

Connections

References The Grudge (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses from the South
Written by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss II)
Arranged and Performed by Patrick J. Donaghy & Louis Bilton
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User Reviews

 
very intelligent well written suspense thriller
15 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i'm really surprised by the low rating this movie currently has(4.8/10).i really liked it.that's saying a lot because i generally don't like Sarah Michelle Gellar.however,i didn't mind her in this movie.this movie kept me at unease throughout,not knowing what might happen next.the movie is filled with an air of dread.i also liked the look of the movie.very dark and atmospheric with muted colours.i found that very effective.the story itself is unique and is not predictable.i thought i had it figured out a few times,only to find out i was wrong.near the end,i came close to figuring it out,but it turned out i wasn't quite right.any movie that can keep you guessing to the end is doing something right,in my mind.there is lots of suspense in this movie,but no gore,which is very refreshing.this is one of the better suspense/thriller movies i have seen in a long time.i had low expectation going into this movie,and those expectation were shattered.if you're looking for a suspense movie with clever writing and good characters,check this movie out.for me,"The Return" is a 9/10


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