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The Return (2006)

Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

Director:

Asif Kapadia

Writer:

Adam Sussman

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Joanna Mills
Peter O'Brien ... Terry Stahl
Adam Scott ... Kurt
Kate Beahan ... Michelle
Sam Shepard ... Ed Mills
J.C. MacKenzie ... Griff / Young Griff
Erinn Allison ... Annie
Darrian McClanahan ... Young Joanna Mills
Wally Welch ... Snack Stand Vendor
Frank Ertl ... Ambrose Miller
Brad Leland ... Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup Bonnie Gallup ... Bella
Brent Smiga ... Higgins
Robert Wilson Robert Wilson ... Billy
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Storyline

The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills travels from Saint Louis to Texas in a business trip. She is haunted by violent visions and after meeting her client, she visits her lonely father. On the next morning, she decides to visit La Salle, a small town where she has never been before, but she had recollections of many locations. She lodges in a hotel and later she meets and is befriended by the local widower Terry Stahl, who helps her from an aggression. Her daydreams and nightmares increase and she becomes obsessed for disclosing the truth about her visions of a brutal murder of a woman in a barn. Along her investigation, Joanna gets close to the killer and feels that her life is in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The past never dies. It kills. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolver See more »

Filming Locations:

Granger, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,479,621, 12 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,749,851, 14 December 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,987,890, 29 March 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When asked at the beginning of the project who she wanted to play her father, Sarah Michelle Gellar jokingly responded that she wanted Sam Shepard. Months later it was confirmed, to Gellar's disbelief, that Shepard agreed to take the role. See more »

Goofs

The town of La Salle, Texas, as depicted in the movie, does not exist. La Salle is in Jackson County, Texas 77969, it is an unincorporated community with a population of only 103 people in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Ed Mills: When you were 11 years old, you became violent. You started seeing things. You started to hurt yourself. Doctor said we were lucky you didn't hit an artery. He said it was some kind of breakdown. You were a whole different girl after that Joanna. I couldn't control you, honey.
Joanna Mills: Control me? Dad, it is not normal for an 11 year old girl to cut herself. I was trying to tell you I needed help. I still...
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Crazy Credits

When the credits first start to roll, everyones name's turn and blur away to the next name which does the same. This represents the characters Joanna and Annie and how they co-existed in the same body. See more »

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Features Winchester '73 (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams (Of You)
Written by Don Gibson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good
2 November 2006 | by nikhilvarma89See all my reviews

I got to see the advance screening of this movie too, way in advance though it wasn't a star studded screening.

About the movie, one thing must be said is that this movie is really interesting and mysterious though it cannot be compared to other movies like saw, mindhunters as this movie does not have gore at all.

It can be compared to the butterfly effect as it has that supernatural kind of story which is very well written and i will go on to say that to me this was better than the butterfly effect. Most importantly the acting is top of the line from all the actors specially Sarah's. The way this movie is directed is also very intriguing and i really have to admire Asif's direction.

Well if you want to watch an amazing, interesting and kind of a thriller movie you must watch this as it is certainly worth a watch.

7/10


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