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The Man Who Came Back -- Based on one of the bloodiest labor strikes in the history of the United States, THE MAN WHO CAME BACK is a story of murder, conspiracy and one man's revenge.
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A dozen years after the Civil War, former slaves go on strike at a powerful judge's plantation. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eric Braeden ... Reese Paxton

Billy Zane ... Ezra

Carol Alt ... Angelique Paxton

James Patrick Stuart ... Billy Duke

Sean Young ... Kate

Ken Norton ... Grandpa

Jennifer O'Dell ... Elena

Peter Jason ... The Warden

George Kennedy ... Judge Duke

Armand Assante ... Amos

Al Hayter ... Preacher

Richard Jackson ... Caleb
Kate Clarke ... Amos' Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.T. Atkins ... Cotton Field Worker (as Rickey Atkins Jr.)
Johnny Beall ... Plantation Owner
Alvin Bellow ... Young Man In Love

Tajh Bellow ... Boy Who Kills Mean Guard
Barrett Kyle Blackmon ... Richmond
Brandie Briley ... Kate's Maid
Jackson Burns ... Big Guard
Sheila Eatmon ... Cotton Field Worker
Heather Fife ... Saloon Girl

Jon-Michael Foshee ... Lyle
Leigh M. Harris ... Cotton Field Worker

J.D. Hawkins ... Winton

Brady Hender ... Gabe Paxton
Buddy Howard ... Prisoner
C. Anthony Jackson ... Prison Blacksmith

Amelia Jeffries ... Slave
Katina Latrell ... Judge's Maid
Terry Mann ... Leading Citizen
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Mean Guard
Brenda Mireles ... Saloon girl

Amy Morris ... Emelia, Telegraph Op.

Edwin Neal ... Ugly Guard
Fredric L. Norris Jr. ... Bow Boy (as Fredric L. Norris)

Kresh Novakovic ... Prisoner
Jerry Orton ... Ill prisoner

Jimmy Phillips ... Undertaker
Gianna Redeemer ... Child Field Worker
Russell Reynolds ... Delbert

Werner Richmond ... Judge Duke's Butler
Kathleen Rottweiler ... Screaming Lady
Roland Rottweiler ... Jurist / Saloon Patron
John Rouse ... Prisoner
Cynthia Elaine Shaw ... Cotton Field Worker
Belinda Simmons ... Grandma
Elie Taylor ... Cotton Field Worker

Leonard L. Thomas ... Junebug

Teddy Valdes ... Saloon Bartender
James Wark ... Prison Guard
Patience Watt ... Junebug's niece
Joe Williams ... Extra - slave
Nicholas Wayne Williams ... Teenage Boy
Dominique Wilson ... Bugle Boy
Michael L Strange ... Livery operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Glen Pitre 
Writing credits
Chuck Walker (screenplay)

Glen Pitre  writer
Chuck Walker  writer

Produced by
Michelle Benoit .... co-producer
Stephen Bowen .... executive producer
Eric Braeden .... executive producer
Gudegast Braeden .... executive producer
Sam Cable .... producer
John Castellanos .... producer
Ra-Ana Gilani .... associate producer
Yankie Grant .... associate producer
Duke Meek .... assistant producer
Chuck Walker .... producer
Chuck Walker .... producer
Original Music by
Phil Marshall 
Cinematography by
Stoeps Langensteiner 
Film Editing by
Matthew Booth 
Simon Carmody 
Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Karl Meek 
Art Direction by
James Wiley Fowler  (as James Fowler)
Karl Meek 
Set Decoration by
James Wiley Fowler  (as James Fowler)
Michael L Strange (assistant set decorator)
Costume Design by
Rona Lamont 
Makeup Department
Annie Cole .... assistant makeup artist
Abiiba S. Howell .... co-key makeup artist: Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Alt, Ms. O'Dell, Ms. Young
Abiiba S. Howell .... special makeup effects artist: Ms. Young
Linda Kunkle .... key hair stylist
Linda Kunkle .... key makeup artist
Cindy Turpin .... assistant makeup artist: Brackettville
Production Management
Kim Barnard .... assistant production manager
Christopher Gosch .... post-production supervisor
Rogina .... post-production supervisor
Bea Rouse .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Barnard .... key second assistant director
Mike Barnard .... second second assistant director
Simon Carmody .... second unit director
Ra-Ana Gilani .... first assistant director
Failey Griffin .... second assistant director
Crystal Martinez .... second second assistant director: Fernland
Art Department
Toby Lister .... property manager
Cookie Mann .... property manager
Cookie Mann .... set designer
Roland Rottweiler .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound editor
John-Thomas Graves .... sound effects editor
John-Thomas Graves .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Donald Lyles .... sound re-recording mixer
Maciek Malish .... supervising foley editor
Joseph Mckeel .... boom operator (as Joey McKeel)
Peter Nubile .... sound mixer
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound editor
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Bonnie McFerrin .... special effects makeup
Carlos Savant .... special effects: Fernland
Visual Effects by
Robert S. Douglas .... digital intermediate colorist
Thom Obarski .... title animation
Thom Obarski .... visual effects
Mike Barnard .... stunt double
Thomas E. Bentley .... stunt player
Jackson Burns .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jackson Burns .... stunt double: George Kennedy
Jody Haselbarth .... stunt double: Sean Young
Larry Hinsley .... stunt performer
Michael Ortiz .... stunts (as Mike Ortiz)
Roland Rottweiler .... stunt performer
Jody Stelzig .... stunt double: Mr. Braeden
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Carmody .... camera operator: second unit
Christopher Ciborowski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Corner .... camera utility
Raul A. Erivez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Texas
Grant 'Gator' Fratt .... grip
Heather Leigh Jackson .... still photographer
Janet Jensen .... gaffer
Travis Kerschen .... electrician
Matthias Koenigswieser .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gerard Martin .... additional second assistant camera
Jeremy McLaughlin .... grip
Ian Quigley .... best boy electric
Andrew Redd .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chase Rees .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Andre Rivera .... second assistant camera
Keith Smith .... grip
Elizabeth Ann Stein .... grip
Pat Waugh .... key grip
Casting Department
Dean E. Fronk .... casting: California
Yankie Grant .... casting: Texas
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Rose Jenkins .... extras casting assistant: Brackettville
Linda K. Nelson .... extras casting assistant: Brackettville, TX
Keenan Urnick .... extras casting assistant: Montgomery
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Beall .... costumer
Robyn Daniels .... costumer
Claudia Hollern .... set costumer
Barbara Kocurek .... costumer
Keely Kuykendall .... costumer
Taylor Rierden .... key costumer
Kathleen Rottweiler .... assistant costume designer
Kathleen Rottweiller .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Schossow .... costume supervisor
Cheryl G. Smith .... set costumer
Mirin Soliz .... costumer
Mirin Soliz .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Najmah Brown .... post-production coordinator
Zack Cohen .... assistant editor
Thom Obarski .... assistant colorist
Thom Obarski .... on-line editor
Drew Stubbs .... assistant editor
Music Department
Daniel James Chan .... composer: additional music
Erik Janson .... composer: end title
Erik Janson .... composer: main title
Erik Janson .... music coordinator
Erik Janson .... original songs
Roger Julià .... composer: additional music
Mor Mezrich .... engineer
William Pearson .... score engineer (as Bill Pearson)
Transportation Department
Marty D. Evensvold .... driver
Mark Hayter .... driver
Tim Holt .... wardrobe driver: Brackettville
Buddy Howard .... driver
Buddy Howard .... transportation
Jerry Orton .... driver
Colby Pacey .... driver
James Wark .... driver
Other crew
Serai Abraham .... craft service
Justin Alexander .... production assistant
Tracy Allen .... production assistant
Johnny Beall .... assistant armorer
Karen Beall .... accommodation coordinator
Alvin Bellow .... production assistant
Taylor Drackett .... second production assistant
Lawrence Ervin .... medic
Ken Franklin .... set construction assistant
Ra-Ana Gilani .... assistant to director
Cynthia Hamblin .... accommodation liaison
Maxine Haynes .... production assistant
Ronn Head .... production coordinator
Buddy Howard .... production assistant
Melissa Sue Lopez .... set production assistant
Cookie Mann .... accommodation coordinator
Terry Mann .... key armorer
Crystal Martinez .... pre-production office assistant
Keith Martinez .... production assistant
Melody Moss .... script supervisor
Jerry Orton .... key set production assistant
Sanjay N. Patel .... key artist
Roland Rottweiler .... set construction coordinator
Bea Rouse .... location manager
Marilyn Rumfield .... craft service: Montgomery, TX
Karissa Shorter .... production assistant
Elaine Siebe .... accommodation coordinator
Sandra Stokes .... production supervisor
Lorie White .... office production coordinator

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Rated R for violence and sexual content
Canada:112 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Acceptable For What It Is, 13 June 2009
Author: bucks13 from United States

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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