The Return

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  • NR
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 3.7  (797)

The Return is a 1980 American science-fiction movie that stars Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, and Martin Landau in lead roles. The movie is directed by David Greene and produced by Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas. The Return is a story about a man named Burke Devlin (Jan-Michael Vincent), who travels back in time from the year 2050 to the present day to prevent a nuclear disaster that caused the end of the world.

The movie begins with Burke Devlin, a scientist from the future, who is sent back in time when the world is about to end due to a catastrophic nuclear disaster. Burke's mission is to prevent the disaster from happening by locating a nuclear missile that was accidentally launched and has gone astray. He has only five days to locate the missile and disarm it; otherwise, the fatal disaster will destroy the world. Burke knows that he has to take the help of a certain scientist in the present timeline to fulfill his mission. He seeks the help of his mentor, Professor Samuelson (Martin Landau), who is skeptical of Burke's claims and believes him to be a fraud.

Burke then meets Catherine (Cybill Shepherd), a young woman who helps him in his mission. Catherine becomes an essential ally to Burke, and together they embark on a thrilling adventure that takes them across the country in search of the missile. Burke and Catherine encounter various obstacles and challenges along the way, including opposition from the government officials and violent encounters with the people trying to stop them.

The movie's plot is exciting and is enhanced by the great performances of Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, and Martin Landau. Jan-Michael Vincent is convincing in his role as a time-traveler who is passionate about preventing the disaster and saving the world. Cybill Shepherd's performance as a plucky young woman who becomes Burke's ally in his mission is excellent, and she brings a lot of energy and vitality to the movie. Martin Landau, who plays the skeptical Professor Samuelson, delivers a remarkable performance, bringing a certain gravitas and credibility to his role.

The Return is visually stunning and features impressive special effects, particularly for a movie of its time. The movie's cinematography and direction are excellent, and the music by Jerry Goldsmith complements the movie's overall atmosphere and tone.

Overall, The Return is a fast-paced and gripping science-fiction movie that has a unique storyline and compelling performances by its cast. The movie keeps you engaged and invested in the story till the very end, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat with its thrilling action sequences. The final moments of the movie are particularly poignant and are sure to leave you with a sense of awe and wonder. The Return is a must-watch for all science-fiction enthusiasts and is a testament to the genre's rich and profound storytelling capabilities.

The Return is a 2003 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.

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    1 hr 37 min
  • IMDB Rating
    3.7  (797)