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The Returned (2013)

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In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

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Manuel Carballo

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Hatem Khraiche (story), Hatem Khraiche
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Hampshire ... Kate
Kris Holden-Ried ... Alex Green
Shawn Doyle ... Jacob
Claudia Bassols ... Amber
Melina Matthews ... Eve
Barry Flatman ... Dave
Olunike Adeliyi ... Return Unit Nurse (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Steven Gallagher Steven Gallagher ... Security Guard
Josh Pattynama Josh Pattynama ... Infected Boy
David Tompa ... Father
Megan Fahlenbock ... Mother
Bruno Verdoni ... Investigating Officer
Rhea Akler Rhea Akler ... Kate's Mother
Leo Petrus Leo Petrus ... Man in Conference Room
Paul Anthony ... Government Spokesperson
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In a world where a deadly zombie virus has infected mankind, a single cure has been found. The cure, a treatment called the "Return Protein" which stays the effects of the virus in its host. With injections every 36 hours, the "Returned" are able to live as though they were never bit, despite the virus still coursing through their veins. When it is discovered that the protein stock is running low, chaos hits the streets. Returned who run out of the protein turn to zombies and wreak havoc, protesters turn to murderers as they try to rid the streets of the returned, and right in the middle of it all are Alex and Kate. Kate a leading doctor in the field of zombie virus' and Alex a musician with a dark secret, he is a Returned. As death and fear run rampant, Alex's secret becomes known and his dosage runs low, he and Kate must fight for a chance to live before he becomes a zombie. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

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Shawn Doyle (Jacob), Kris Holden-Ried (Alex Green) and Emily Hampshire (Kate) have worked with actor Tim Rozon in separate projects. Both Shawn and Kris have worked with Tim in the show Lost Girl (2010), playing Isaac Taft, Dyson Thornwood and Massimo/The Druid respectively; Emily worked with Tim in the show Schitt's Creek (2015), playing Stevie Budd and Mutt Schitt respectively. See more »

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(at around 49 mins) When they all pull up to their friends place, and the camera switches to a 45 degree overhead shot, on the right side of the screen around half way up you can see a foot disappear then a lower half of someones leg appear in the garden. See more »

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Features White Zombie (1932) See more »

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Alone In The Moonlight
Composer Alan Marchand
Publishing Sounds Incredible Publishing (SOCAN)
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Nice little film
9 March 2014 | by bob-larranceSee all my reviews

I have been wondering: where do all these zombie films come from? This one comes from Canada. Like everything else, genres come and go in cycles. Fortunately, this is one of the better in the cycle, if it is even a zombie film at all.

Very good news: this isn't a 'found footage' mess, so those of you, that like me prefer real movies, will be pleased.

In an interesting twist a 'new' take is offered on the 'zombies have problems too' theme. Early on we find that a serum that keeps the undead alive and normal is running out. What to do! From there we are treated to a very nice thriller.

In fact, thematically this could easily seen as a thriller and not a zombie movie. If you are one that must wince as you avoid the screen during some of the bloodier flesh-consuming relatives to The Returned don't worry. Very little of that untidy stuff.

For a small budget we get some pretty fair production. Nice camera work, nice score, all filmed in Canada where apparently one gets quite a bit for their money. And, the dreary Canadian background seems very fitting, nice and gray.

Though no one in the cast really stands out they all perform very well together. Unlike other small budget films there isn't that actor or two that is such a 'clinker' that the whole production suffers.

Overall, very watchable, on par with the better made for television stuff. I have read that some feel the ending is a bit shocking, but I can't agree with that at all. The plot is developed nicely by that point and all fits together very well for me.


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English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (Spain) See more »

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$612,521
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