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The Man Who Came Back (2008)

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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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Credited cast:
Angelique Paxton
Billy Duke
The Warden
Judge Duke
Kate Clarke ...
Amos' Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.T. Atkins ...
Cotton Field Worker (as Rickey Atkins Jr.)
Johnny Beall ...
Plantation Owner


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Revenge was his only answer.


Action | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Regresso de Um Homem  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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I got two guns cocked now sir.
17 December 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Forget the fact that this film is supposedly based upon historical fact. Several people who know what happened in Louisiana at the time have set straight the fact that nothing in the movie resembles what actually happened.

And, no, it's not High Plains Drifter either, even if they try to make comparisons.

Let's just view this a a good revenge flick that happens to be a cross between a western and a plantation flick.

Now, I have to admit I really like George Kennedy, and would give a film with him in it a higher rating than it probably deserves. I also like Armand Assante, but not as much. I certainly couldn't wait for him to get some justice, along with Billy Duke (James Patrick Stuart).

I'm not familiar with Eric Braeden, the star of this movie. He is, after all, a soap star. He did OK, but I sure would have liked more passion.

Sean Young was certainly a wife that no one would desire. Certainly, no one but maybe Amos (Assante) will miss her.

Justice prevails.

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