The Return is a 1980 American science-fiction film directed by Greydon Clark and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Landau and Raymond Burr. It met with little commercial success and was released directly to television and video.


While stopping with her father at a gas station late one night in a small New Mexico town called Little Creek in 1955, a young girl wanders the empty main street of the town. She meets a local boy, and both are soon mesmerized by a column of light from above. The light disappears and the girl runs back to her father's car, and they soon leave.