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Return to Sender (2004)

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While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

Director:

Bille August
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nielsen ... Charlotte Cory
Aidan Quinn ... Frank Nitzche
Kelly Preston ... Susan Kennan
Tim Daly ... Martin North (as Timothy Daly)
Mark Ryan ... Mark Schlesser
Mark Holton ... Joe Charbonic
Sara-Marie Maltha ... Stella / Julie
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Gubby
Randy Colton ... Joe Hammond
Robin Brooks Sullivan Robin Brooks Sullivan ... Mary Hammond (as Robin Brooks-Sullivan)
Madison Mueller ... Kirstie
Eric Starkey ... Hammond's Brother
Montana Sullivan Montana Sullivan ... Hammond's Son
Brian Shoop ... District Attorney
Michael Phillip Simpson Michael Phillip Simpson ... Johnny Decker (as Michael P. Simpson)
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Storyline

Charlotte Cory is a young woman convict on Death Row who has built up a friendship with Frank Nitzche through mail correspondence, whilst her attorney desperately tries to appeal the verdict before Charlotte's time runs out. With only days to spare Frank realizes that he has fallen in love with Charlotte and discovers that there is much more to the tragic circumstances of her imprisonment than he first thought - her life is now in his hands. Frank races to solve the puzzle that will reveal the truth, and tell the secrets that both he and Charlotte have been concealing, before it's too late. Written by Andrew Brown

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How can you save someone, who won't save herself?

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Convicted See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)
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| (TV)

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Even though events take place in McAlester, Oklahoma, city scenes are clearly shot in Tulsa. See more »

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Referenced in About 'Return to Sender' (2006) See more »

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Written by Dennis McKissick, Jerry Burnham and Joe ilson
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Another Hollywood message movie but done well
6 February 2006 | by rcbrammerSee all my reviews

First of all, I liked this movie. Connie Nielsen, Adain Quinn and Kelly Preston are all terrific actors (especially Nielsen, who's been a favorite of mine since Gladiator) and all do supreme justice to their roles. That said, I didn't know much about this movie (nothing actually) when I rented it and was very disappointed to find that it was just another message movie which told us, the ignorant, just how evil capital punishment really is. The crowds at the prison just before the execution were all stupid redneck types shouting obscene comments. Nowhere did you see a Mike Ferrell type and his equally moronic crazies. Also, many of the comments made by the actors were about as subtle as a sledgehammer. I wish Hollywood would go back to making movies that tell a story and quit trying to sell their left-wing agendas.


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