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The Return (1980)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 16 July 1982 (Sweden)
Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange ... See full summary »

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Greydon Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Wayne
Cybill Shepherd ... Jennifer
Martin Landau ... Niles Buchanan
Raymond Burr ... Dr. Kramer
Neville Brand ... Walt
Brad Rearden ... Eddie
Vincent Schiavelli ... Prospector
Ernest Anderson Ernest Anderson ... Dr. Mortorff
Darby Hinton ... Darren
Steven Hirsch Steven Hirsch ... Dr. Parkfield
Susan Kiger ... Joyce
Ken Minyard Ken Minyard ... Federal Agent #1
Roger Hampton Roger Hampton ... Homer
Hilary Farr ... Lee Ann (as Hilary Labow)
Candy Castillo ... Federal Agent #2
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Storyline

Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alien's Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Cybill Shepherd claimed in her autobiography that the cast were "a rather sad group of actors, all trying to resurrect our diminished careers. [Raymond Burr] read his lines off a TelePrompter." See more »

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Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: The Return (2013) See more »

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Check it out! Cybill Shephard with a light-saber!!!!!!!!
14 June 2008 | by robespierre9See all my reviews

OK, this movie is at least good for some eye candy. Jan Michael Vincent is one of my favorite actors, and he makes any role interesting in my opinion! I enjoyed this 'B' movie for the fact that Jan is in this (although it looks as if he's visibly bored and intoxicated during most of the filming!), and of course Cybil Shephard is always entertaining. It actually was a pretty good 'B' movie considering! At least it does not try to 'explain' too much about the cow-mutilations, etc. It let's you make up your own mind at the end. There are granted some pretty funny moments in this - some of them are cringe-worthy. Check out the double-sided light-saber which appears later on in the movie! The UFO lights are pretty cool too. Martin Landau overacts in this. Also, the actor Vincent Schiavelli plays one of the UFO 'victims'. He was also great in the X Files episode "HumBug" as the man with the 'attached' brother. Anyway, well, worth the buy if you want to see JMV, Cybil, X files character actors, or a pretty silly B movie about UFO's!


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