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To find her son, she did what no one else dared. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, and language.
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Released on:
October 24, 2008 (limited)
October 31, 2008  

Production Companies:
Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Relativity Media
Distributors:
Universal Pictures

Status: Released

Cast:
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly, Colm Feore

Director: Clint Eastwood

Screenwriter: J. Michael Straczynski

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collinsí (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 donít 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 Californiaís legal system, Changeling tells the shocking tale of a motherís quest to find her son, and those who wonít stop until they silence her.
Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $489,015 (15 theaters) | Domestic Total: $35.74 mil.
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