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A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

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Edward Sullivan
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Margaret Sullivan
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Nancy
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J. Winston Carroll ...
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"Case 39" centers on an idealistic social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that the girl is not as innocent as she thinks. Written by Unknown

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Rated R for violence and terror including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£183,088 (UK) (5 March 2010)

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$13,248,477 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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Trivia

Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Fuhrman were considered for the part of Lillith. Coincidently, this film opened in the United States the same week as Let Me In (2010), which starred Moretz. See more »

Goofs

When Emily is parking her car in front of Lilith's house she manages to breathe out three times without apparently breathing in. See more »

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[first lines]
Lillith Sullivan: [waking] I can see you.
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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Phelous Is on Case 39 (2010) See more »

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Army Of Angels
Performed by Nadeshda Brennicke
Music by Michl Britsch and Nadeshda Brennicke
Lyrics by Nadeshda Brennicke
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Rip-off of "The Omen", to name just one example, has big budget but meager returns
26 January 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Renée Zellweger, looking wrung-out, was hopefully well-paid for her role as a social worker in this derivative, ridiculous thriller about an innocent-seeming child who harbors evil powers, causing all those who cross or fear her to end up dead. Screenwriter Ray Wright seems to have overdosed on demon-child pictures of the past; although he thankfully keeps religion out of the mix here, his narrative is bungled and illogical, with bloody shock-deaths the only thing keeping the target audience in place. Young Jodelle Ferland does well with several difficult scenes (intimidating child psychologist Bradley Cooper during a session, or sweet-talking a frightened Zellweger, who's hiding from the creepy kid under her bed). Still, the movie is bloated beyond its obvious limitations, confusing at key moments and predictable at others, while Wright and director Christian Alvart take their precious time steering this vehicle right over the proverbial side. *1/2 from ****


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