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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:

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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:

$4,776,000, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$7,749,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,994,195
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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's truck goes off the road near the end of the film, the engine revs as if the drive wheels have left the road, but her pickup is a rear-wheel drive vehicle and the rear wheels were still on the bank. See more »

Quotes

Joanna Mills: [talking to Terry] This farmhouse, you, the town, they're all connected to me somehow.
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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

Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) 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

 
This Spirit Moved Me.......
11 July 2008 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

This is an intelligent, intense and dark spiritual movie which I certainly enjoyed. A superior production and direction and in my opinion appears to be well under rated by the voters of IMDb.

A young woman is tormented by her past and "returns" to her home to discover, if she can, the reasons for her haunting recollections and the questions raised include: is she mad? Or is her past or another's' being relived through her memories? The film is appropriately made in sombre autumnal colors in keeping with the ambiance of the story,and is an adult drama.

I was impressed with all the actors especially the attractive lead female who is charismatic, convincing and highly watchable.

Well done the film-makers, a sound, 7/10.


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