4.8/10
10,778
125 user 102 critic

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:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Los Miserables (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman named Lucia "Lucha" Duran is accused of a crime she hasn't committed and has to find a way of not going back to prison a second time.

Stars: Aracely Arámbula, Erik Hayser, Aylín Mújica
La Doña (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

"La Doña," based on the literary work of Rómulo Gallegos "Doña Bárbara," is a story of revenge and ambition, seduction and betrayal. Told from the perspective of an abused woman named ... See full summary »

Stars: Aracely Arámbula, David Chocarro, Danna Paola
La Patrona (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Loosely based on The Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of Gabriela Suarez a woman framed for the death of her father by starting a mine explosion that killed many. She was sent to an ... See full summary »

Stars: Aracely Arámbula, Jorge Luis Pila, Christian Bach
Ringer (2011–2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman on the run from the mob poses as her wealthy twin sister to try and evade them, but soon discovers that her sister has a price on her head as well.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd
The Grudge (2004)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia
Teresa (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Teresa is a young woman dominated by her greed. Her parents have made great sacrifices to give her a good, decent life, but Teresa wants more, a lot more.

Stars: Sebastián Rulli, Aarón Díaz, Angelique Boyer
Possession (2008)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.

Directors: Joel Bergvall, Simon Sandquist
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lee Pace, Michael Landes
Serenity (2005)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Suburban Girl (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.

Director: Marc Klein
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin, Maggie Grace
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

Director: Mark Tarlov
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joanna Mills
... Terry Stahl
... Kurt
... Michelle
... Ed Mills
... Griff / Young Griff
... Annie
... Young Joanna Mills
... Snack Stand Vendor
... Ambrose Miller
... Mr. Marlin
Bonnie Gallup ... Bella
... Higgins
Robert Wilson ... Billy
Edit

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:

This November, fear comes home. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolver  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

When Joanna drives through the salt flat of Texas, the shot has been reversed. Most notably, Guadalupe Peak in the background is inverted. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Griff & Young Griff: Where you going sunshine?
See more »

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

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Refuge
Written and Performed by Cory Sipper
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Underrated Supernatural Thriller
13 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The restless sales representative of a transport company Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) 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 (Peter O'Brien), 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.

I bought this DVD first because I am a huge fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar, the eternal Buffy, and also because I like supernatural stories. Fortunately I have disregarded the low IMDb User Rating since this film is an underrated supernatural thriller. The plot explores the concept of reincarnation in an adequate pace, unraveling the mystery in the last scenes. The direction is sharp and Sarah gives credibility to her character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Retorno" ("The Return")


45 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 125 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial