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The Return

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When a boy and a girl spot strange lights in the sky, nobody could predict that thirty years later they’d reunite and fall in love, because that is very stupid.

But then again we’re talking about Greydon Clark, who gave us the movie where a cat barfs out a slightly more evil cat, so maybe we should have been expecting it.

Yes, long before Joe Don Baker wolfed down a triple cheeseburger on the set of Final Justice Clark decided to tackle a different form of cattle mutilation. This time it’s caused by aliens, or rather their human puppet, played by Vincent Schiavelli (presumably because he looks more like an alien than any FX Greydon could have come up with.) Standing in his way are Cybill Shepherd, whose expression of bored indifference is perhaps the only relatable thing in the movie, and Jan-Michael Vincent and his three first names.

Rounding out (ha!) the cast is Raymond Burr as well as Martin Landau, whose Oscar is now as legitimate as an Astros World Series trophy. Fortunately, they are not joined by either of Clark’s sons from Star Games. Please join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for The Return!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zachary Shatzer

Contains some gory shots of dead animal "victims"

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RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.1 (136 votes)

Content Rating


Graphic violence


Movie Decade

Release date

June 12, 2020


84 minutes
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