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Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), Lawrence Konner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Jim Norman
Brooke Adams ... Sally Norman
Robert Rusler ... Richard Lawson
Chris Demetral ... Wayne Norman
Robert Hy Gorman ... Scott Norman
William Sanderson ... Carl Mueller (age 44)
Nicholas Sadler ... Vinnie Vincent
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... David North
Matt Nolan ... Billy Sterns
Tasia Valenza ... Kate
Chadd Nyerges ... Chip
T. Max Graham T. Max Graham ... Chief Pappas
William Kuhlke William Kuhlke ... Principal Simmons
Duncan McLeod Duncan McLeod ... Old Officer Neil
Nancy McLoughlin ... Dr. Bernardi
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Storyline

Desperate for a job to help him support his family, Jim Norman takes a position teaching high school in the town where his brother was murdered in front of him by teenage bullies twenty-seven years before. The teens who committed the crime are long dead, but now the kids in Jim's new class keep dying and being replaced by new students who look like the deceased hoodlums. Written by mrosesteed

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Rated R for terror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kansas CIty, Kansas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Officer Nell is the same officer Nell from Stephen kings IT See more »

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When they return the greasers are able to drive their car without the keys which Jim took from the crash scene in 1963. So why do they need them to drive out of the tunnel during the finale? See more »

Quotes

Richard Lawson: [Lawson, Vincent and North have Chip trapped in their car] Well boys, what's it gonna take to scare this guy?
Vinnie Vincent: [smiles] "The face"
Richard Lawson: ...North, you do it.
David North: Nah, it's for kids.
Vinnie Vincent: I'll do it.
[Vincent looks away, and looks back. He shows his real face, his dead face - he laughs]
David North: No, it ain't working man, he's not scared. Are ya Chippie, ya nuckle head!
[North noogies Chip's head then he turns dead too, so does Lawson. Vincent and North each grab one of Chip's legs and his shirt]
Richard Lawson: [...]
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Pretty chilling.
4 December 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Sometimes They Come Back" by Tom McLoughlin("Friday the 13th Part 6-Jason Lives","One Dark Night")is an adaptation of the short story written by Stephen King.The plot is simple:a school teacher(Tim Matheson)is chased by the dead punks who killed his brother when he was a kid.The film is well-made and has some creepy moments.The direction is solid,the acting is pretty good,unfortunately I found climax to be the weakest part of the film.Still if you like horror movies give this one a look.Followed by two sequels!


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