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The Man Who Came Back (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  8 February 2008 (USA)
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A dozen years after the Civil War, former slaves go on strike at a powerful judge's plantation.

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Billy Duke
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Grandpa
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Elena
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The Warden
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Judge Duke
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Preacher
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Caleb
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Amos' Maid
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Cotton Field Worker (as Rickey Atkins Jr.)
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Plantation Owner
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A dozen years after the Civil War, former slaves go on strike at a powerful judge's plantation.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Revenge was his only answer.

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Action | Drama | Western

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Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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8 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Regresso de Um Homem  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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When the Warden is hiding behind a tree during the massacre, waiting for Reese, his left trigger finger is on the trigger of his Henry rifle, but in the next shot, his Right trigger finger is on the trigger. See more »

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The Man Who Came Back
Written by Erik Janson and Craig Ferguson
Performed by Chris Joyner and Melany Bell and 'Kevin Sandbloom'
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Acceptable For What It Is
13 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First thing is first here people: If you are a movie viewer who sees any cinematography or filming that is below your average local theater showing, and instantly dislikes the film, you won't like this one!!! Part of the problem with half of these negative reviews is they want this movie to be a major picture and frankly, it is not that. It's a fairly independent style movie with some credible actors. You could do A LOT worse.

Now on to the movie. The story here is, although clichéd, decent. To go along with my previous point about not asking for more than the production can provide, I expect to just generally follow a movie. I don't have to be wowed. I just wanna see a story told with some shed of reality and I am OK. And for that, with this film I am just that, OK. It has its moments and its weaknesses. I don't care to whine or cry about how women were mistreated in the film because it's a movie and I could care less about its political correctness because it's obvious the production crew didn't either. The acting here is livable especially for an independent film. Billy Zane and James Patrick Stuart were the reasons (along with a love of westerns) I chose to check this one out and in their performances, I was happy. But as others have said, the lead was just too old. I am glad they portrayed him as more human than invincible but I just didn't feel like he was the right fit for the part. Along with that, my main annoyance was with the way they filmed many deaths and action scenes. All of them were so choppy and cut up that it was hard to respect them at all. Which is a shame because honestly the rest of the production was pretty high class when you compare it to other independents.

As I said though, as a person who goes into the film not expecting Oscar nods, I didn't feel that I wasted my time. If you are a die-hard western fan or a fan of any of these actors and you can stand to feel like your watching someone accomplish the task of getting their (still very expensive) dream made, and not a major Hollywood production, check this film out.


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