MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,048 this week

The Man Who Came Back (2008)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 682 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 5 critic

A dozen years after the Civil War, former slaves go on strike at a powerful judge's plantation.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 146 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 832 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 814 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 68 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 66 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Man Who Came Back (2008)

The Man Who Came Back (2008) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Man Who Came Back.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Once on top of the country music industry, a recently released felon struggles to keep his life together, find his legendary guitar and connect with a daughter he has never met.

Director: Michael Caporale
Stars: Lou Beatty Jr., Brittney Ann Benson, Mia Caporale
Nevermore (2007)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A wealthy man believes his wife is trying to drive him insane and hires a private detective to investigate her.

Director: Thomas Zambeck
Stars: Vincent Spano, Jennifer O'Dell, Judd Nelson
Smile II (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Several students on a school holiday discover a mysterious camera, but after several of them start showing up dead after having their picture taken, they start to realize this camera is ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Gasperoni
Stars: Armand Assante, Harriet MacMasters-Green, Antonio Cupo
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set in New York City and written by career cop Michael Lovaglio, "The Night Never Sleeps" follows the... See full synopsis »

Director: Fred Carpenter
Stars: Eric Roberts, Armand Assante, Dan Brennan
The Drop (2006)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A college student is hired to simply deliver a car to an LA parking garage. The job sounds too easy, so he checks the trunk and becomes a target in a secret war between forces of Heaven and Hell who are after the contents of the trunk.

Director: Kevin Lewis
Stars: John Savage, Sean Young, Michael Bondies
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A young couple on the run takes the owner of a posh villa hostage after being surrounded by police, only to find that their ace in the hole is a dangerous serial killer.

Director: Stephen Manuel
Stars: Billy Zane, Cristian Solimeno, Melinda Y. Cohen
Guido (2011)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An Iraqi immigrant hit man, GUIDO, gets mixed up in a deal gone bad and is forced to transport a corpse across the country, with several Albanian assassins and the FBI on his trail. When ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell
Stars: Alki David, Billy Zane, Gary Busey
Magic Man (2010)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do the dark windows into Tatiana's past.

Director: Stuart Cooper
Stars: Billy Zane, Alexander Nevsky, Robert Davi
Landspeed (2002)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Two teams are in a heated race for the money and the honor that comes with breaking the land speed world record.

Director: Christian McIntire
Stars: Billy Zane, Ray Wise, Pamela Gidley
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Living the Dream" is a docudrama about two friends who after being bullied as children become corrupt when growing up because they have been conditioned to believe that they need to achieve... See full summary »

Directors: Allan Fiterman, Christian Schoyen
Stars: Sean Young, Christian Schoyen, Danny Trejo
Claim (2002)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young ambitious claims assesor investigates a multi million dollar marine insurance fraud.

Director: Martin Lagestee
Stars: Louise Lombard, Billy Zane, John Shrapnel
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Turkish and Neo Nazi gangs battle over territory and drug trafficking in Berlin, while a serial killer is on the loose. This action thriller brings several cultures together wanting to dispose of evil and stop the violence.

Director: Ivan Nitchev
Stars: Armand Assante, Udo Kier, Daniel Bernhardt
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Angelique Paxton
...
Billy Duke
...
...
Grandpa
...
Elena
...
The Warden
...
Judge Duke
...
...
Preacher
...
Caleb
Kate Clarke ...
Amos' Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rickey Atkins Jr. ...
Johnny Beall ...
Plantation Owner
Edit

Storyline

A dozen years after the Civil War, former slaves go on strike at a powerful judge's plantation.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge was his only answer.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Regresso de Um Homem  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

The Shovel
Written by Erik Janson
Performed by Erik Janson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i saw the movie jmac36
Billy Zane austin-may
movie premiere walcsi
the movie trailer is on youtube jmac36
Extras (and possibly others)....when getting paid? daddysgirl33
Can Someone Tell Where In Texas They Are Filming? kmiller12
Discuss The Man Who Came Back (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?