Film: Changeling

Eastwod's “Changeling”

(Photo left: NGELINA JOLIE stars as Christine Collins in the provocative drama from director Clint Eastwood, "Changeling". Based on the actual incident that rocked California's legal system, the film tells the shocking tale of a mother's quest to find her son, and those who won't stop until they silence her. Photo Credit: Tony Rivetti, Jr. Copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

Universal Pictures presents “CHANGELING”

Opens Friday, October 31, 2008
Rated R

Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly
Produced and Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz
Executive Producers: Tim Moore, Jim Whitaker

Movie Synopsis

(Photo left: LAPD Detective Lester Ybarra (MICHAEL KELLY) searches the Northcott ranch for clues in the provocative drama from director Clint Eastwood, "Changeling". Photo Credit: Tony Rivetti, Jr. Copyright: © 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative thriller 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.

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