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Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)

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A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead.

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Ernie Barbarash

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Ernie Barbarash
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Ted Cogan
Marnie McPhail ... Molly Cogan
Ben Lewis ... Max Cogan
Tatiana Maslany ... Sammi
Shawn Roberts ... Luke
Vik Sahay ... Farzan
Colin Williams Colin Williams ... Drexel
PJ Lazic ... Nunez (as P.J. Lazic)
Elias Zarou ... Iraqi Officer
Nicholas Carella ... Kablinsky
Cristine Prosperi ... Iraqi Girl
Jason Mercury ... Translator
Bill Lake ... Colonel
Neil Crone ... Gary
Katya Gardner ... April
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During the invasion of Iraq, the National Guard Commander Ted Cogan sees a van speeding up against his site without respecting the warning plates. He orders his men to fire, and later he discovers that in the van there was an Iraqi family. He tries to save a young girl from the fire, but the vehicle explodes and his group is attacked; he enters in coma severely wounded and his friend and neighbor dies. When Ted recovers, he returns home to meet his family, but he is increasingly haunted by ghosts of dead people, premonitions and guilty complex for the death of the innocent family. He seeks medical support but his financial situation does not allow him to pay for a treatment and the government denies helping him. However, one ghost gives the name of Jake Witzky, who tells him to find out what the spirit demands from him. When his son Max is severely wounded in a car crash where his girlfriend Sammi and their friend Luke die, Ted discovers the wish of justice of the tormented soul and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This time, the door cannot be locked

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violent content, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak See more »

Filming Locations:

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The man that Ted (Rob Lowe) goes to see is Jake Witzky about his condition. He is the son of Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) from the first Stir of Echoes movie. See more »

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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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Teddy Two Times
Written by Norman Orenstein
Performed by Norman Orenstein
Courtesy of Norman Orenstein Music (SOCAN)
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Badly-directed sequel that's no match for the original
25 October 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

STIR OF ECHOES: THE HOMECOMING is a surprisingly poor horror/thriller which can't hold a candle to the power of the Kevin Bacon original. STIR OF ECHOES was actually a pretty decent late '90s ghost flick that went hand in hand with THE SIXTH SENSE to revitalise the genre at the end of the millennium. This, on the other hand, is a poorly-directed piece of straight-to-DVD nonsense with virtually nothing to recommend it.

A wooden Rob Lowe (THE STAND) stars as an Iraqi war veteran who returns home after witnessing and being responsible for some violent actions in the Middle East. Before long he's haunted by visions of burning bodies and the like and he must get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late. Unfortunately the mystery, as it transpires, is ridiculous stuff, as is the film's execution: dumb scare scenes, bad CGI, and awful direction from Ernie Barbarash (who has only mildly improved these days in directing Van Damme in the likes of POUND OF FLESH). Future starlet Tatiana Maslany plays in support, but the whole thing's a real mess.


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