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The Return (1980)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 16 July 1982 (Sweden)
In New Mexico, an alien spacecraft abducts two young children and an old man. 25 years later, the children are returned as adults to the same town now beset by strange cattle mutilations.

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Greydon Clark
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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, one of whom is now the local sheriff, 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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Zachary Vincent, who plays Wayne as a young boy, was the nephew of Jan-Michael Vincent. See more »

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Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: The Return (2013) See more »

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For a Greydon Clark movie, it could have been much worse.
29 March 2020 | by OtkonSee all my reviews

In fact, the cheesiness of the whole thing lends itself quite well to the overall alien encounter stuff.

Nothing is really explained. Some odd things happen. It never really drags.

And it is not the low point in the career of any of the cast. So it has that going for it.


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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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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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