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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.

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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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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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Dolby

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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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comment on "return to sender",the sunset-rise of humanity
17 July 2005 | by dukas_duras_ravelSee all my reviews

it's a movie that brings out the human nature of the man,which is trying hardly to rile on real fact for the immersion of the truth in order to triumph over the possible bad part coexisting in everyone of us ,part which it's revealed into the very start of the movie.during the whole duration of the movie,the watcher comes to serious and powerful feelings regarding the human condition among the others which just look like some little pure things in comparison with the inmate Charlotte and the man who does almost everything to apply for her's "inguiltyness" in which he doesn't believe in 100% . the final is on the same scale with the movie,being an answer to the whole movie,revealing the house of the sister's laying calmly in the lazy landscape of the sunset,revealing the house which was "put into fire" by those who believed that she was guilty.the final scene reveals the humanity of the whole movie and it gives the movie a possible continuation ,beeing placed in the zone of a flaming relationship between the main two characters of these miniatured masterpiece.


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