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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), Lawrence Konner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Jim Norman
Brooke Adams ... Sally Norman
Robert Rusler ... Richard Lawson
Chris Demetral ... Wayne Norman
Robert Hy Gorman ... Scott Norman
William Sanderson ... Carl Mueller (age 44)
Nicholas Sadler ... Vinnie Vincent
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... David North
Matt Nolan ... Billy Sterns
Tasia Valenza ... Kate
Chadd Nyerges ... Chip
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Chief Pappas
William Kuhlke William Kuhlke ... Principal Simmons
Duncan McLeod Duncan McLeod ... Old Officer Neil
Nancy McLoughlin ... Dr. Bernardi
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Storyline

Desperate for a job to help him support his family, Jim Norman takes a position teaching high school in the town where his brother was murdered in front of him by teenage bullies twenty-seven years before. The teens who committed the crime are long dead, but now the kids in Jim's new class keep dying and being replaced by new students who look like the deceased hoodlums. Written by mrosesteed

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kansas CIty, Kansas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotive that was used for the crash scenes that killed the greasers in the train tunnel scenes in the film, was the Southern Pacific 5021. A 4-10-2-type steam locomotive built by ALCO in 1926. It's currently on display at the RailGiants Train Museum in Fairplex, Pomona, California. See more »

Goofs

After Jim sees the greasers chasing Billy from inside his vehicle, we then see Billy with the greasers behind him from front-on. This does not show Jim following them in the background. See more »

Quotes

Jim Norman: [after Vinnie takes out a switchblade] Do you wanna give that to me?
Vinnie Vincent: Oh I'd LOVE to give it to you.
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Features King Kong (1976) See more »

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Pretty chilling.
4 December 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Sometimes They Come Back" by Tom McLoughlin("Friday the 13th Part 6-Jason Lives","One Dark Night")is an adaptation of the short story written by Stephen King.The plot is simple:a school teacher(Tim Matheson)is chased by the dead punks who killed his brother when he was a kid.The film is well-made and has some creepy moments.The direction is solid,the acting is pretty good,unfortunately I found climax to be the weakest part of the film.Still if you like horror movies give this one a look.Followed by two sequels!


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