Changeling


2h 21m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Los Angeles, March 1928: On a beautiful Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, single mother Christine Collins says goodbye to her nine-year-old son, Walter, and leaves for her job as a telephone operator. But when Christine returns to their modest home, she is confronted with every parent's wo

Film Details

Also Known As
The, Echange, L', Exchange, L' Echange
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Avid Film Composer; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cis Vancouver; Eric Stonerook Music; Imagine Entertainment; Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Relativity Media; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Tony's Food Service; Universal Pictures; Warner Bros. Sound
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Acme Film; B And H; B&H; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Duna Workshop; Empire; FK; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Gulf Film, Llc; Karantanija; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Prooptiki Bulgaria; Ro Image 2000; Sam Film; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Synopsis

Los Angeles, March 1928: On a beautiful Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, single mother Christine Collins says goodbye to her nine-year-old son, Walter, and leaves for her job as a telephone operator. But when Christine returns to their modest home, she is confronted with every parent's worst nightmare: her son has vanished. An exhaustive and fruitless search ensues, but Walter has disappeared without a trace--until five months later, when a child--claiming to be her boy--is returned by police who are eager to bask in the public-relations coup of reuniting mother and child. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters, photographers and her own conflicted emotions, Christine is persuaded to take the boy home. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter. As she pushes authorities to keep looking for her real son, Christine learns that in Prohibition-era L.A., women don't challenge the system and live to tell their story. Slandered as delusional and unfit, she finds an ally in community activist Reverend Gustav Briegleb, who helps her fight the city to look for her missing boy. Facing corrupt police who question her sanity and a skeptical public hungry for a fairy-tale ending, Christine desperately hunts for answers. As she searches, she becomes an unlikely heroine for the poor and downtrodden who have been systematically abused and swept aside by the police state that has gripped L.A. Now, one woman's quest won't stop until she finds her son--unless those assigned to protect and serve silence her for good.

Crew

Scott M. Anderson

Property Master

Terry Anderson

Assistant Costume Designer

David Arnold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Bub Asman

Supervising Sound Editor

Doreen Austria

Graphic Artist

William Barillaro

Stunts

Romain Bayle

Visual Effects Designer

Claire Benjamin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects Editor

Sebastian Bilbao

Cg Supervisor

Mark Billingham

Security

Kai Blomberg

On-Set Dresser

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Michael Borgstrom

Cgi Artist

Richard Boris

Greensman

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Corey C. Bronson

Set Costumer

Greg Brooks

Dolly Grip

Jerrold F. Brooks

Foreman

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Hector M Bueno

Assistant

Buzzy Burwell

Lighting Technician

Sabrina Calley

Costumer

Stephen S. Campanelli

Steadicam Operator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

Rick Canelli

Adr

Katie Carroll

Assistant Director

Gail Carroll-coe

Sound Department

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Pam Cartmel

Assistant Art Director

Bill Cawley

Sound Effects Editor

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting Director

Robert Chinello

Best Boy Grip

Audrey Chon

Production Executive

Alan Chuck

Visual Effects Producer

Michael Cipriano

Assistant Editor

Vincent Cirilli

Music

Bobby Clark

Stunts

Dylan Clark

Studio Executive

Janis Clark

Hair Stylist

Bill Coe

Camera Assistant

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Adr/Dialogue Editor

David Cox

Assistant

Joel Cox

Editor

Divi Crockett

Other

Shawn Crowder

Stunts

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Ann Culotta

Set Costumer

Paul Darnell

Stunts

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Tony Deale

Assistant

Patricia Dehaney

Hair Stylist

Loren Dennis

Stunts

Greg Dennon

Score Recording

Flash Deros

Boom Operator

Elixandro Diaz Jr.

Plasterer

Andy Dorowsky

Rigging Gaffer

Jason Dowdeswell

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Ross Dunkerley

Chief Lighting Technician

Casey Dunn

Rigging Gaffer

Debora Dunphy

Compositing Supervisor

Clint Eastwood

Producer

Clint Eastwood

Music

Kyle Eastwood

Music Arranger

Charlie Edwards

Grip

Moritz Eiche

Digital Effects Artist

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Supervisor

Christian Emond

Cgi Artist

Chuck Eskridge

Painter

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

James Fernandez

On-Set Dresser

Robert Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

Robert Fernandez

Score Recording

Gary Fettis

Set Decorator

Kate Fettis

On-Set Dresser

Peter Fiala

Modelmaker

Matt Floyd

Rigging Grip

Jo Kissack Folsom

Set Costumer

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Toni G

Makeup Artist

Kathryn Galberth

Production Coordinator

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Matthew Gannon

Assistant

Craig Garfield

Grip

Wiliam W. Gideon

Foreman

Stephen A. Gindorf

Construction

Vicki Goldsmith

Assistant

Holly Goline

Assistant

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Adrian Gorton

Set Designer

Brian Grazer

Producer

Holly Hagy

Production Associate

Geoff Hancock

Visual Effects Supervisor

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Philippe Hartmann

Art Department

Zoe Hay

Makeup Artist

Lindsey Hennig

Accounting Assistant

Leo A Hernandez

Security

George Hess

On-Set Dresser

Tony Hobbs

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dennis Hoffman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Larry Holt

Stunts

Deborah Hopper

Costume Designer

John Horning

Property Master

Ron Howard

Producer

Natalie Hsieh

Assistant

David Hughes

Modelmaker

Robert J Iannaccone

Costumer

Nancy James

Craft Service

Colin Jamison

Hair Stylist

Annie Jewell

Assistant

Mark D. Katchur

Art Department Coordinator

Nathan Kimball

Assistant

Donald A. Kincade

Assistant

Jason King

Sound Effects Editor

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Marta Knapik

Visual Effects

Krista Lee Kuebler

Accounting Assistant

John Lacy

Chief Lighting Technician

David Ladish

On-Set Dresser

Steven G Ladish

On-Set Dresser

Donna Langley

Studio Executive

Allan Lee

Digital Effects Artist

Jodi Leininger

Assistant Location Manager

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Shirley Lipscomb

Tailor

Brandon Loeser

Stunts

Robert Lorenz

Producer

Deana Lou

Assistant

David Low

Music Contractor

Joseph M Lyons

Lighting Technician

Walt Martin

Sound Mixer

Michael Masumoto

Assistant Location Manager

Jim Matheny

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Karri Mayo

Tutor

Debbi Mazor

Stunts

Nancy Mcardle

Costume Supervisor

Tania Mccomas

Makeup

Carol Mcconnaughey

Unit Publicist

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

Shauna Bryan Mcleod

Visual Effects Producer

Robert A. Mcmahan

Camera Assistant

Dustin Meier

Stunts

Jessica Meier

Assistant

Eddie J Merino

Assistant Location Manager

Geoffrey Miclat

Casting Associate

Patrick Mignano

Location Manager

Abel Milanes

Digital Effects Artist

Darin Millett

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Minzlaff

Lighting Technician

Felicia Molinari

Set Costumer

T Ryan Mooney

Stunts

Tim Moore

Executive Producer

Tim Moore

Unit Production Manager

Bryan Moss

Costumer

James J Murakami

Production Designer

Donald W Murphy

Assistant Director

Ryan Murphy

Dubbing Mixer

Alan Robert Murray

Supervising Sound Editor

Blu Murray

Assistant Editor

Kevin Murray

Sound Effects Editor

Jared A.j. Muscarella

Assistant

Michael A. Muscarella

Construction Coordinator

Rupert Nadeau

Adr Editor

Kathy Nelson

Executive In Charge

Loren Nickloff

Construction

Lennie Niehaus

Original Music

Carol O'connell

Hair

Carol A. O'connell

Hair

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Jamie Olvera

Score Recording

Michael Owens

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jinnie Pak

Visual Effects Producer

Earl Paraszczynec

Cgi Artist

Enrico Paronelli

Painter

Jennifer Pedevilla

Accounting Assistant

Bob Peishel

Film Lab

Trish Pertschi

Production Coordinator

Christine Petrov

Digital Effects Artist

David Poole

Special Effects

Daniel R Purinton

Rigging Gaffer

Liz Radley

Visual Effects Supervisor

Amelia Rasche

Casting Associate

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Medic

John T Reitz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Samuel W Reynolds

Stunts

Dennis Richardson

Props

Shari Ann Riley

Special Effects Technician

Steven Riley

Special Effects Supervisor

Tony Rivetti

Photography

Gary D. Roach

Editor

Ryan Robinson

Score Recording

Dom Rodriguez

Transportation Captain

J.p. Romano

Stunts

Luci Romberg

Stunts

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
The, Echange, L', Exchange, L' Echange
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Avid Film Composer; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cis Vancouver; Eric Stonerook Music; Imagine Entertainment; Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Relativity Media; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Tony's Food Service; Universal Pictures; Warner Bros. Sound
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Acme Film; B And H; B&H; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Duna Workshop; Empire; FK; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Gulf Film, Llc; Karantanija; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Prooptiki Bulgaria; Ro Image 2000; Sam Film; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Special Prize for the 61st Festival award (Clint Eastwood) at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Angelina Jolie) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Actress - Drama (Angelina Jolie) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picure and Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Limited Release in United States October 24, 2008

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States Fall October 24, 2008

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Released in United States September 2008

Wide Release in United States October 31, 2008

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.

Shown at New York Film Festival (Centerpiece) September 26-October 12, 2008.

Ron Howard was previously attached to direct.

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Centerpiece) September 26-October 12, 2008.)

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.)

Limited Release in United States October 24, 2008

Released in United States Fall October 24, 2008

Wide Release in United States October 31, 2008