Changeling

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Los Angeles, 1928. Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns from work to find her nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) gone. She calls the L.A.P.D. to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description, and he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the L.A.P.D. reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the Police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power?

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Production: Universal Pictures
Year: 2008
MetaScore: 63/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: $35,707,327
Released: 31 Oct 2008
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 51 nominations.


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Christine Collins - Angelina Jolie
Walter Collins - Gattlin Griffith
Operator - Jan Devereaux
Operator - Erica Grant
Operator - Antonia Bennett
Operator - Kerri Randles
Ben Harris - Frank Wood
Girl on Tricycle - Morgan Eastwood
Neighborhood Girl - Madison Hodges
Rev. Gustav Briegleb - John Malkovich
Chief James E. Davis - Colm Feore
Arthur Hutchins - Devon Conti
Man at Diner - Ric Sarabia
Captain J.J. Jones - Jeffrey Donovan
Police Matron at Train - Debra Christofferson
Reporter at Train - Russell Edge
Reporter at Train - Stephen W. Alvarez
Dr. Earl W. Tarr - Peter Gerety
Reporter at Precinct - Pete Rockwell
Dr. John Montgomery - John Harrington Bland
Mrs. Fox - Pamela Dunlap
Officer Morelli - Roger Hewlett
Desk Sergeant - Jim Cantafio
Detective Lester Ybarra - Michael Kelly
Police Matron at Precinct (as Maria Rockwell) - Maria J. Rockwell
Reception Nurse - Wendy Worthington
Examination Nurse - Riki Lindhome
Morning Nurse - Dawn Flood
Patient - Dale Dickey
Gordon Northcott - Jason Butler Harner
Sanford Clark - Eddie Alderson
Briegleb's Aide - Sterling Wolfe
Ticket Vendor (as Mike McCafferty) - Michael McCafferty
Carol Dexter - Amy Ryan
Administrator - David Goldman
Dr. Jonathan Steele - Denis O'Hare
Abducted Kid (as Anthony DeMarco) - Anthony De Marco
Abducted Kid (as Joshua Moore) - Joshua Logan Moore
Abducted Kid - Joe Kaprielian
Secretary - Muriel Minot
Male Orderly - Kevin Glikmann
Holding Officer - Drew Richards
Medication Nurse - Hope Shapiro
Backup Detective - Caleb Campbell
Backup Detective - Jeff Cockey
News Vendor - Zach Mills
Rachel Clark - Kelly Lynn Warren
Bob Clark - Colby French
Mountie - Scott Leva
Mountie (as Rich King) - Richard King
Mountie - Clint Ward
S.S. Hahn - Geoff Pierson
Mayor Cryer - Reed Birney
Man on Street - Michael Dempsey
Chairman Thorpe - Peter Breitmayer
Councilman - Phil Van Tee
Reporter at Hearing - Jim Nieb
Mrs. Leanne Clay - Lily Knight
Courtroom Bailiff - Brian Prescott
Judge - Ryan Cutrona
Janet Hutchins - Mary Stein
Jury Foreman - Gregg Binkley
Prison Guard - William Charlton
Prison Guard - Cooper Thornton
Warden - E.J. Callahan
David Clay - Asher Axe
Winslow Boy - Devon Gearhart
Winslow Boy - Dalton Stumbo
Boy in Coop - Austin Mensch
La City Councilman - Andre Alexsen
Switchboard Operator - Julie Berlin
Church Member - Denise Bradley
Screaming Boy (voice) - William Brent
Walter's Train Escort - Pete Brown
Prison Executioner - Gary Buckner
Interviewer - Jason Ciok
Prison Guard #3 - Danton Dabar
Councilman's Wife - Doby Daenger
Female Protester - Jessica Irvine Drake
Councilman - John R. Duncan
Man on Jury - Dominick Dunne
Courtroom Attendee - Michael Grubb
Train Passenger - Leslie Gunning
Reporter - Richard Hansen
Church Member / Protestor / Witness - Kerry Hennessy
Execution Observer - Bruce Holman
Classroom Kid - Lauren Ingmire
Protester / Man on Corner with Newspaper Smoking - Christopher Karl Johnson
Women's Temperence Worker - Kitty Kreidler
Operator - Suzanne LaChasse
Hospital Visitor - Jonathan Lane
Protestor - Kimberly Langley
Protester - Michela Lansing
Switchboard Operator - Jen Lilley
Train Passenger - Michael Lovern
Witness - Darin Mangan
Shopkeeper Sweeping Street - Ronald McAdams
Train Passenger - Patrizia Milano
Man on Train - Michael Molthen
Policeman - David Pearl
Prison Doctor - Scott Pierce
Reporter - Train / Hanging - Jon Eric Price
Phone operator - Navah Raphael
Reporter - Jarrod Robbins
Delivery Man - Ron Schwartz
Nurse - Zoe Sharpe
Rev. Gustav Briegleb Supporter - Gregg Stotesbery
Rev. Gustav Briegleb Supporter - Michael Sutherland
Protester - Jennifer Swirtz
Farm Girl - Callie Thompson
Northcott Defense Counsel - John H. Tobin
Machine Gun Assassination Squad Leader - George F. Watson
Train Patron - Rob Watt
Train Passenger - January Welsh
Lady in White - Marissa Welsh
Reporter - Jacob White
Switchboard Supervisor - Araksi Willebrand
Orderly #2 - JW Wiseman