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Film / The Return (1980)

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The Return was made in 1980 and is a Science Fiction Horror Film featuring Raymond Burr, Martin Landau, Vincent Schiavelli, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Cybill Shepherd.

Twenty five years after two children and a prospector see a UFO descend upon their sleepy New Mexico town, a series of cattle mutilations have occurred and all three find themselves being brought back together to discover what happens when the UFO returns.


This Film Contains Examples Of:

  • The Ageless: The Prospector believes himself to be this, claiming to have not aged at all over the 25 years since the beginning of the movie.
  • Aliens Steal Cattle: The action of the film is kicked off by a series of cases of cattle mutilation. Actually being performed by The Prospector due to his mistaken belief that this is what the aliens want.
  • Implacable Man: The Prospector is unperturbed by any attack made on him and apparently wields supernatural strength.
  • Laser Blade: The weapon wielded by The Prospector which is used to kill and carve cattle and people alike.
  • Portal Door: In the back of The Prospector's mine, there's a portal, presumably to the homeworld of the aliens.
  • The Sheriff: Martin Landau plays the incompetent but friendly small town sort. Vincent has picked up the role of deputy.


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