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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

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Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), Lawrence Konner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Jim Norman
Brooke Adams ... Sally Norman
Robert Rusler ... Richard Lawson
Chris Demetral ... Wayne Norman
Robert Hy Gorman ... Scott Norman
William Sanderson ... Carl Mueller (age 44)
Nicholas Sadler ... Vinnie Vincent
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... David North
Matt Nolan ... Billy Sterns
Tasia Valenza ... Kate
Chadd Nyerges ... Chip
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Chief Pappas
William Kuhlke William Kuhlke ... Principal Simmons
Duncan McLeod Duncan McLeod ... Old Officer Neil
Nancy McLoughlin ... Dr. Bernardi
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Storyline

Taken from the Stephen King short story about a school teacher's return to his home town where his brother was killed by hoods, the hoods died in the freak train wreck along with his brother. Now they have "come back" to haunt him. One by one 'til they're all back! Written by Eric Creed

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Rated R for terror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's 'Sometimes They Come Back' See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas CIty, Kansas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1996 Hillary Swank appeared in a sequel named Sometimes They Come Back Again with Michael Gross from TV series Family Ties. Part three of this fantasy horror trilogy was made in 1998. See more »

Goofs

When they return the greasers are able to drive their car without the keys which Jim took from the crash scene in 1963. So why do they need them to drive out of the tunnel during the finale? See more »

Quotes

Vinnie Vincent: [to Chip] Still not scared?
David North: No, you're as cool as a corpse, right Chip?
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Features The Soupy Sales Show (1959) See more »

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Transferred From Milford, The Hoods From Hell
24 April 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The film Sometimes They Come Back explores the proposition that if you got a big enough grudge against someone, especially if they helped aid your leaving this mortal coil rather abruptly, you can come back for payback. Doesn't matter if you've been good or if you've been bad and these three were definitely bad.

Tim Matheson comes back to his hometown with wife Brooke Adams and their son Robert Hy Gorman for a teaching job at the local high school. Tim's got some anger management issues which is why he left the last school he taught at in Chicago. He's got no great attachments to his hometown with his parents gone and his older brother killed back in 1963.

That's what this story is all about. He and his brother were stopped by some hoods in a train tunnel and the brother killed, but so were three of the hoods when young Matheson played by Zachary Ball stole their car keys as he ran. It's these three who kill three of Matheson's students with him having some peripheral involvement even if its premonitions and take their place. The three hoods from hell are malevolently played by Robert Rusler, Bentley Mitchum, and Nicholas Sadler. All transfered from Milford, Milford Cemetery that is.

Tim Matheson and the rest of the cast give good performances in this film adapted from a Stephen King short story. Fans of Stephen King and the horror genre should really like this one.


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