The Man Who Came Back (2008 film)

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The Man Who Came Back
Directed byGlen Pitre
Produced byMichelle Benoit
Stephen Bowen
Sam Cable
Chuck Walker
Written byGlen Pitre
Chuck Walker
StarringEric Braeden
Billy Zane
Sean Young
George Kennedy
Armand Assante
Music byPhil Marshall
CinematographyStoeps Langensteiner
Edited byMatthew Booth
Simon Carmody
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment
Grindstone films
Release datesDecember 9, 2008 (2008-12-09)
Running time112 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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The Man Who Came Back
Directed byGlen Pitre
Produced byMichelle Benoit
Stephen Bowen
Sam Cable
Chuck Walker
Written byGlen Pitre
Chuck Walker
StarringEric Braeden
Billy Zane
Sean Young
George Kennedy
Armand Assante
Music byPhil Marshall
CinematographyStoeps Langensteiner
Edited byMatthew Booth
Simon Carmody
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment
Grindstone films
Release datesDecember 9, 2008 (2008-12-09)
Running time112 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Man Who Came Back is a 2008 western film directed by Glen Pitre. It stars Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, George Kennedy, and Armand Assante.

Plot[edit]

The Man Who Came Back is based on the Thibodaux massacre, the second bloodiest labor strike in U.S. history.

Following the American Civil War, recently freed slaves on a Louisiana plantation are worked relentlessly but paid minimum wages. Sometimes paid only in scrip, worthless money accepted only at the plantation's overpriced store, the workers become financially in debt. This creates an inescapable situation for these free men looking to gain real freedom.

In an attempt to better their lives, the workers strike. This leads to massive retaliation by the most powerful men in the town, including the sheriff (Armand Assante), the preacher (Al Hayter), power-hungry Billy Duke (James Patrick Stuart) and his vigilante group of thugs.

White overseer Reese Paxton (Eric Braeden) steps up to demand justice for his workers. Duke's rage turns on Paxton and his family. Despite assistance from a Yankee attorney (Billy Zane), Paxton is convicted by Billy's father, the corrupt Judge Duke (George Kennedy).

After being sent to prison, beaten within inches of his life, and having endured merciless emotional torture, Paxton "comes back" to seek revenge.

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