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The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Cheaver
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TK
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Scott Cheaver
Howard Platt ...
Stan Tilson
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Barbara Tilson
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Peter Tilson
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Bob
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Janet
Leo Ford ...
Janet's Husband
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Kendra
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Brandi
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Tom Klinger
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Storyline

The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S., with Colee on a mission to bring her boyfriend's guitar back to his family because he saved her life, TK seeking confidence to face his wife after a shrapnel injury that threatens his sexual function and middle-aged Cheever planning to hit the casinos in a desperate effort to pay for his son's college tuition. Written by anonymous

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Sometimes losing your way home means finding yourself See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Return  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$183,088 (USA) (26 September 2008)

Gross:

$183,088 (USA) (26 September 2008)
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Trivia

The drinks that Cheaver's wife offers Colee and T.K. are Coca-Colas. See more »

Goofs

Cheaver could not use his whole $20,000 re-enlistment bonus for his son's tuition. The bonus would be given in increments and would be taxed. He would not get more than $10,000 of that initially, at least if he signed his re-enlistment while deployed. See more »

Quotes

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T.K. Poole: The key is listening to the signals and hearing what they're saying. If she touches you soft, that's how she wants to be touched. You do that until you can hear her get wet. You gotta know women. I'm serious, the last time I went home, my girlfriend was so grateful she went right outside and started washing my car. Detailed it. Everything. Just to thank me.
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Honey wagon driver - Gary Suckahosee See more »

Connections

References Brooklyn Rules (2007) See more »

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Talented
Written and Performed by Sourcerer
Published by Neenoon Tunes (ASCAP) / Pick 'n Sing (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
A very well done comedy/drama that is relevant to America today.
7 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies about serious topics, and I thought the acting was excellent. Almost every scene in the film has the three main actors in it, and the dynamic between them is fun to watch. The three soldiers coming home on leave find themselves stuck together, and a road trip adventure ensues. The circumstances they get into tell us a lot about the characters, and each scene gives more depth to the individuals and the relationships that develop. I really liked all three main characters even with their flaws.

I laughed more during this movie than I usually do during comedies so I guess that means it has my kind of humor. Unlike the review by "Super and Mik", I didn't think it was slow or the ending at all predictable. I thought the plot was engaging. I rated the movie 9 out of 10 stars, but I'm not sure what could have made it a ten. It's well written with a balance between comedy and drama. It's perfectly cast, and I also liked the directing and attention to detail. I highly recommend this flick. I don't understand why it flopped at the box office.


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