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The Return (1980)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 16 July 1982 (Sweden)
Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange ... See full summary »

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Greydon Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Wayne
Cybill Shepherd ... Jennifer
Martin Landau ... Niles Buchanan
Raymond Burr ... Dr. Kramer
Neville Brand ... Walt
Brad Rearden ... Eddie
Vincent Schiavelli ... Prospector
Ernest Anderson Ernest Anderson ... Dr. Mortorff
Darby Hinton ... Darren
Steven Hirsch Steven Hirsch ... Dr. Parkfield
Susan Kiger ... Joyce
Ken Minyard Ken Minyard ... Federal Agent #1
Roger Hampton Roger Hampton ... Homer
Hilary Farr ... Lee Ann (as Hilary Labow)
Candy Castillo ... Federal Agent #2
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Storyline

Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alien's Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One explosion in the film turned out to be much bigger than planned. The resultant fire from said explosion burned out the electrical wires in the town where the movie was shot on location, thus causing a power outage which lasted for two hours. Greydon Clark subsequently had to pay for two hours worth of lost power. See more »

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could have been better
5 April 2018 | by shalienSee all my reviews

The story of the two children who have an encounter with an extraterrestrial spaceship in a small town and 25 years later the children meet again is good and could have been developed in a better way, but as it is, the film is an eyesore.


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