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Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming -- A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Ernie Barbarash (written by)
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Release Date:
11 August 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This time, the door cannot be locked
Plot:
A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Flawed But Watchable Sequel. See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rob Lowe ... Ted Cogan

Marnie McPhail ... Molly Cogan

Ben Lewis ... Max Cogan

Tatiana Maslany ... Sammi

Shawn Roberts ... Luke

Vik Sahay ... Farzan
Colin Williams ... Drexel

PJ Lazic ... Nunez (as P.J. Lazic)

Elias Zarou ... Iraqi Officer

Nicholas Carella ... Kablinsky

Cristine Prosperi ... Iraqi Girl

Jason Mercury ... Translator

Bill Lake ... Colonel
Neil Crone ... Gary

Katya Gardner ... April

Krista Sutton ... Tessa
Shari Hollett ... Army Doctor
Greer Kent ... Administrator
Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang ... Security Guard

Eugene Clark ... Older Vet
Lucy Filippone ... Latina Woman
Mikayla Serena Alpas ... Little Carlita
Jasmin Geljo ... Maintenance Man

George Buza ... Albino Man

Zachary Bennett ... Jake Witzky

Grace Lynn Kung ... Friendly Nurse

Kim Roberts ... Head Nurse
Anne Tager Page ... Old Lady Alice (as Ann Tager Page)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tammy Fitzgerald ... Make-out Woman

Directed by
Ernie Barbarash 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ernie Barbarash (written by)

Produced by
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Philip Stilman .... producer
Claire Welland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Norman Orenstein 
 
Cinematography by
François Dagenais 
 
Film Editing by
Mitch Lackie 
 
Production Design by
Ingrid Jurek 
 
Art Direction by
James Phillips 
 
Set Decoration by
Rosalie Board 
 
Costume Design by
Donna Wong 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... assistant makeup artist
Matthew Dewilde .... prosthetic makeup & designer
Sarah Fairbairn .... makeup department head
Ryan Louagie .... special makeup effects assistant
Kiisti Matsuo .... additional makeup artist
Sheilagh McGrory .... prosthetic makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lisa Kussner .... unit production manager (as Lisa Gilbert Thomas)
Philip Stilman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boem .... second assistant director
Stephen J. Donkers .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Rob Fowler .... first assistant director
Kathryn Hughes .... trainee assistant director
Kim MacLachlan .... first assistant director: second unit
Matt West .... third assistant director
Jennifer Zabawa .... daily assistant director
 
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
Pierre Bonhomme .... assistant art director
Marilyn Hassen .... assistant art director
Patrick Tarr .... sets buyer
Matthew Alan Taylor .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Jeremy Balko .... adr recordist
Rolando Duque .... boom operator
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Jorge Muniz .... boom operator
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brent Pickett .... assistant sound editor
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound effects editor
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Carlos Henriques .... special makeup effects assistant
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Ashraf Kotaal .... digital compositor
Haydn Masuda .... digital artist
John Moores .... digital compositor
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects line producer: Invisible
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Neil Williamson .... on-set visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Leigh Bianco .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... fire stunts
Tom Farr .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunt performer
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Christopher McGuire .... stunts (as Chris McGuire)
Daryl Patchett .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Alison Reid .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Mike Gowland .... electrician
Kevin Michael LeBlanc .... first assistant camera
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rahul Parekh .... best boy grip
Brent Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kristen Somborac .... grip
Jack Studzienny .... grip
Blain Thrush .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Winn .... dolly grip
Kelly Richardson .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
John Buchan .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate producer
Jennifer Kassabian .... post-production assistant
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Mila Patriki .... high definition film colorist
Roy Gokay Wol .... post-production assistant
 
Transportation Department
Albert Ezerzer .... production driver
Jason McCormack .... driver: honeywagon
Jennifer Mccormack .... driver: second honeywagon
James Strike .... unit driver
Manon White .... driver
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Drazen Baric .... location scout
Gina Boulougouris .... first assistant accountant
Kimberley Bradley .... production coordinator
Derek Brady .... location manager
Heather K. Dahlstrom .... production assistant
Tammy Fitzgerald .... stand-in: Marnie McPhail
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... clearance consultant (as Amanda Shamis)
David Franklin .... production assistant
Rebecca Green .... development executive
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Rennata Lopez .... production assistant
Keith Park .... assistant location manager
Derek Robertson .... production assistant
Samuel Rudykoff .... assistant to producer
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
David F. Sheridan .... production assistant
Steve Sheridan .... second assistant accountant
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: Lions Gate Films
Nadia Tavazzani .... clearance coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming" - USA (DVD title)
"Echoes 2" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violent content, disturbing images and language
Runtime:
89 min | 97 min (Extended Edition)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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References The Sixth Sense (1999)See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Flawed But Watchable Sequel., 27 December 2007
Author: Mr Saxon from United Kingdom

In "Stir Of Echoes", the always watchable Kevin Bacon played a man who began to see restless spirits after being hypnotised at a party and subsequently uncovered a terrible crime. "Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming" utilises this premise and gives it a twist. Our main character here is U.S Patrol Captain Ted Cogan who is forced to give the order which leads to the death of a family in Iraq. He is also wounded and falls into a coma which - much like the hypnosis from the first movie - turns him into a 'receiver', able to see the ghosts around him.

"Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming" uses the horror genre to comment on the situation in Iraq and its effect on Americans back home. For example, early in the story we have a party in which one of Cogan's neighbours makes a racist joke which results in laughter from some and an outburst of anger from Cogan. It's an interesting idea but, unfortunately, the script is not quite strong enough to quite carry it off. There's a good idea at work here but the movie comes off as far too preachy in places for its own good.

The horror aspects are well done and very interesting. As the ghosts haunting Cogan become more frustrated and aggressive, their attacks become increasingly more violent. Much like Bacon's character in the first movie, Cogan also experiences various hallucinations related to future events. I certainly can't fault the work of director Ernie Barbarish who manages to stretch a small budget out so the movie looks great.

If I had to point out the areas where this movie fails, the most obvious area is the casting of Rob Lowe as Cogan. It would be hard for any actor to follow Kevin Bacon but Lowe appears to sleepwalk through most of the movie. There are moments when you glimpse him come alive but, for the most part, he seems to be there just to pick up his money which is a shame. The second failing of the movie comes with its conclusion which simply didn't sit right with me at all.

Strangely, Bacon's son from the original "Stir Of Echoes" appears in a cameo role in this movie but has been greatly aged which suggests that the sequel takes place many years later. Although it was a nice way to tie the two movies together, this decision ultimately baffled me.

Despite its flaws, its still a watchable movie. If you enjoyed the first movie, then you might still enjoy "Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming" if you can forgive its sledgehammer approach to racism and the current situation in Iraq. Unfortunately, if you've seen the first movie then you'll also probably realise where the story is going due to certain similarities in its plot. Is it worth purchasing on DVD? No. Is it worth a rental? Well, if you like supernatural horror movies then there are certainly worse ways to spend an hour and a half.

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