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The Return (1980)

| Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
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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Wayne
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Jennifer
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Niles Buchanan
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Dr. Kramer
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Walt
Brad Rearden ...
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Ernest Anderson ...
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Darren
Steven Hirsch ...
Dr. Parkfield
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Joyce
Ken Minyard ...
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Roger Hampton ...
Homer
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Lee Ann (as Hilary Labow)
Candy Castillo ...
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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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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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Cattle mutilations.
17 February 2011 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Twenty-five years ago three people in a small town had an encounter with a UFO.Today all three people find themselves back in a small rural town.A local cop.A female scientist.A hermit who enjoys mutilating and killing cows."The Return" by Greydon Clark is nowhere nearly as suspenseful and memorable as "Without Warning".The plot often doesn't make sense and there are some dull sequences.The cast is pretty familiar with Martin Landau,Vincent Schiavelli,Jan Michael Vincent and Raymond Burr to boost.Unfortunately their performances are mostly weak and forgettable.The cattle mutilation sub-plot is a nice touch,though.Overall,"The Return" is watchable but generally speaking I personally think there are much better sci-fi horror films out there.6 cattle mutilations out of 10.


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