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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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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

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The past never dies. It kills. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Near the beginning, Joanna skids to a quick stop onto the shoulder to investigate the odd music. The shoulder is a full shoulder, completely paved and her truck fits on it completely. She gets out of the truck and walks backward and is always on a solid surface. However, when she awakens, the shoulder is noticeably narrower. Only the drivers side tires are actually on pavement. The rest is just dirt. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Young Joanna Mills: There was a man
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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 »

Connections

References The Grudge (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses from the South
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Arranged and Performed by Patrick J. Donaghy & Louis Bilton
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The Return...yeah.
14 November 2006 | by tinklonerSee all my reviews

That rating is me being nice. This movie wouldn't be missed if it was never made. There were no scary parts, not that the movie was supposed to scare you, but it would have given it some edge. It's about a little girl who is always seeing a man and grows up still seeing the man and everyone thinks she's crazy. That's a summary without spoilers believe me. Sarah does a pretty good job at acting her part but she's starting to waste time making these types of films. I enjoyed it even though I knew who so and so was and what the conclusion of the movie was because it was that simple. Have fun and see the movie, but don't expect something miraculous...believe me. Me being a fan of the reason behind the whole movie took the story line into consideration and thought that that part was okay...it just takes so long to get to the point. Blah Blah Blah...it just went on like I'm doing. It could have been thirty minutes and we would have gotten the movie. But don't listen to my opinion, go check it out yourself. Blah!


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Country:

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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:

$4,776,000, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$7,749,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,994,195
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