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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 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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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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$7,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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First-rate drama
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Return To Sender" aka "Convicted" is a first-rate drama. The plot is: Charlotte Cory (Connie Nielsen) is on death row. There's only a week until her execution. Her lawyer (Kelly Preston) is running out of options to save her. Then Frank Nitzche (Aidan Quinn) comes into the picture. He wants to prove Charlotte's innocence, but he has a lustful attraction for her that's derailing the investigation. Can Charlotte be saved?

The main problem with the movie is that it feels forced to go clichéd. I say that because the mystery aspect of the film doesn't work. It overcomes that because of the acting and directing. The whole cast is great. Aidan Quinn stands out. Connie Nielsen and Kelly Preston do a fine job. There was no reason for this movie to go direct-to-video. It should've had a shot in the theaters. In the end: Watch for the actors and get annoyed that studios dump hidden gems into the video market.

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