Based on a true story, this film looks at what happens when a serial impostor in Europe passes himself off as a missing boy from Texas. The missing boy's family welcomes him as their son, but the FBI quickly realizes something is amiss. Does the family's eagerness to accept the impostor mean they are just happy to have their loved one back, or are they trying to hide a more sinister event - perhaps what happened to their boy? But even more - who is this impostor who has talked his way into the United States and a family's home? Written by
A son, a brother, a lover, a friend - can we ever know who people say they are?
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Loosely based on the story of Frédéric Bourdin
, a French serial impostor nicknamed "The Chameleon" by the press. In 1997 Bourdin claimed to be Nicholas Barclay, a Texas native that disappeared 3 years earlier. Although Bourdin had brown eyes and a French accent, he convinced the family he was their blue-eyed son, saying he had escaped from a child prostitution ring. Bourdin lived with the family for almost 5 months until March 6, 1998. In late 1997 a local private investigator grew suspicious while working with a TV crew that had been filming the family. In February 1998 the FBI got a court order to take the young man's fingerprints and DNA, which later identified him as Bourdin. In September 1998, Bourdin pleaded guilty to passport fraud and perjury in a San Antonio federal court. He was imprisoned for six years. See more
(at around 33 mins) Brendan Kerrigan (Nick Stahl
) is driving a burgundy colored Camaro with a spoiler on the trunk, and (at around 18 mins) he is clearly driving a burgundy colored Trans Am with no spoiler. See more
You know what I'll tell ya, kid? There's a lot of people who will do just about anything to forget their past and start over from scratch. It might be your lucky break. You oughta make the most of it.
Version of The Imposter
Cause and Effect
Written by Simon Steadman
and Nicholas Jonathan Tyler
Performed by Pet Robot
Produced by by Simon Steadman
and Nicholas Jonathan Tyler See more