Changeling

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Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins' (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op... read more
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Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins' (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever. Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine-year-old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, Christine allows him to stay overnight. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter. As she pushes authorities to keep looking, she learns that in Prohibition-era L.A., women don't challenge the system and live to tell their story. Slandered as delusional and unfit, Christine finds an ally in activist Reverend Briegleb (Malkovich), who helps her fight the city to look for her missing boy. Based on the actual incident that rocked California's legal system, Changeling tells the shocking tale of a mother's quest to find her son, and those who won't stop until they silence her.

Original Release

01/30/2008

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Cast

Colm Feore Chief James E. Davis
John Malkovich Rev. Gustav Briegleb
Angelina Jolie Christine Collins
Jeffrey Donovan Captain J.J. Jones
Michael Kelly Detective Lester Ybarra
Jason Butler Harner Gordon Northcott
Geoff Pierson S.S. Hahn
Amy Ryan Carol Dexter
Gattlin Griffith Walter Collins
Michelle Gunn Sandy
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Directors

Clint Eastwood

Writers

J. Michael Straczynski

Cast

Colm Feore Chief James E. Davis
John Malkovich Rev. Gustav Briegleb
Angelina Jolie Christine Collins
Jeffrey Donovan Captain J.J. Jones
Michael Kelly Detective Lester Ybarra
Jason Butler Harner Gordon Northcott
Geoff Pierson S.S. Hahn
Amy Ryan Carol Dexter
Gattlin Griffith Walter Collins
Michelle Gunn Sandy
Frank Wood Ben Harris
Denis O'Hare Dr. Jonathan Steele
Jeffrey Hutchinson Mr. Clay
Devon Conti Arthur Hutchins
Peter Breitmayer Chairman Thorpe
Antonia Bennett Operator
Erica Grant Operator
Jan Devereaux Operator
Kerri Randles Operator
Morgan Eastwood Girl on Tricycle

Producers

Audrey Chon Executive Producer
Tim Moore Executive Producer
James Whitaker Executive Producer
Geyer Kosinski Executive Producer
Ron Howard Producer
Robert Lorenz Producer
Brian Grazer Producer
Clint Eastwood Producer

Editors

Joel Cox, Gary Roach

2009 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2009 Oscar Best Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2009 Oscar Best Achievement in Art Direction Nominated
2009 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2009 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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