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Return to Sender (2004)

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While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

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Bille August
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nielsen ... Charlotte Cory
Aidan Quinn ... Frank Nitzche
Kelly Preston ... Susan Kennan
Tim Daly ... Martin North (as Timothy Daly)
Mark Ryan ... Mark Schlesser
Mark Holton ... Joe Charbonic
Sara-Marie Maltha ... Stella / Julie
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Gubby
Randy Colton ... Joe Hammond
Robin Brooks Sullivan Robin Brooks Sullivan ... Mary Hammond (as Robin Brooks-Sullivan)
Madison Mueller ... Kirstie
Eric Starkey ... Hammond's Brother
Montana Sullivan Montana Sullivan ... Hammond's Son
Brian Shoop ... District Attorney
Michael Phillip Simpson Michael Phillip Simpson ... Johnny Decker (as Michael P. Simpson)
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Storyline

Charlotte Cory is a young woman convict on Death Row who has built up a friendship with Frank Nitzche through mail correspondence, whilst her attorney desperately tries to appeal the verdict before Charlotte's time runs out. With only days to spare Frank realizes that he has fallen in love with Charlotte and discovers that there is much more to the tragic circumstances of her imprisonment than he first thought - her life is now in his hands. Frank races to solve the puzzle that will reveal the truth, and tell the secrets that both he and Charlotte have been concealing, before it's too late. Written by Andrew Brown

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How can you save someone, who won't save herself?

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Convicted See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$326,563
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Even though events take place in McAlester, Oklahoma, city scenes are clearly shot in Tulsa. See more »

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A Deep Sleeper
4 June 2006 | by stewball99See all my reviews

Listed on IMDb under the primary title of Return to Sender (2004) by pretty much unknown to me Danish director, Bille August (except for The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones), is about a woman on death row who is going to let herself be executed in order to protect some one else. Excellent performances by Danish stunner, Connie Nielson (the reason I rented the movie) who never looked better than here in understated prison makeup, and Aidan Quinn (as a letters from death row inmates bounty hunter) in a tight script that starts off like it's going to be an evils of capital punishment vehicle, but turns into something else, which I can only call the value of truth without giving too much away.

It was only released in the US on DVD last November, but set here and filmed here and in Denmark. There aren't any external reviews in English, and only one review on IMDb that panned it. I'd have gone to see this in the theater. 7+/10.


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