R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Reunites Clint Eastwood with his In the Line of Fire (1993) co-star John Malkovich, albeit in a different capacity. Eastwood directed this film (whereas Wolfgang Petersen had directed the other), in addition to producing and composing the score; he does not appear in this film at all.
Walter, honey. Time to wake up.
Walter Collins: Just ten more minutes...
Christine Collins: Sorry, sport. You can sleep in tomorrow, that's what Saturdays are for.
Twice during the film Christine mentions that the boy pretending to be Walter is three inches shorter than her real son, but when she testifies at the hearing, she says the difference was four inches. However, this may have been a conscious or unconscious exaggeration on her part in order to stress the difference to the court - the difference in inches was not an exact measurement.
The black-and-white Universal logo used in the 1940s opens the film.
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