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The Imposter (2012)

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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director:

Bart Layton
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Barclay Nicholas Barclay ... Self - Missing Person (archive footage)
Carey Gibson Carey Gibson ... Self - Nicholas' Sister
Bryan Gibson Bryan Gibson ... Self - Nicholas' Brother-in-Law
Beverly Dollarhide Beverly Dollarhide ... Self - Nicholas' Mother
Frédéric Bourdin Frédéric Bourdin ... Self - Imposter (as Frederic Bourdin)
Nancy Fisher Nancy Fisher ... Self - Special Agent, FBI (as Nancy B. Fisher)
Philip French Philip French ... Self - Consul General, U. S. Embassy in Spain (as Phillip French)
Codey Gibson Codey Gibson ... Self - Nicholas' Nephew
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker ... Self - Private Investigator
Bruce Perry Bruce Perry ... Self - Texas Children's Hospital (as Bruce D. Perry)
Allie Hostetler Allie Hostetler ... Self - Nicholas' Neighbor (as Allie Hosteiler)
Kevin Hendricks Kevin Hendricks ... Self - Nicholas' Childhood Friend
Adam O'Brian ... Frédéric Bourdin
Anna Ruben ... Carey Gibson
Cathy Dresbach Cathy Dresbach ... Nancy Fisher
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Storyline

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

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Taglines:

There are two sides to every lie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Frédéric Bourdin's hair line is very defined and has dark hair. But by the end of the film he has a noticeable receding hairline. However, the film portrays his talking scenes as one long interview as his shirt never changes. See more »

Quotes

Frédéric Bourdin - Imposter: Before I was born, I definitely had the wrong identity. I already didn't know - I was already prepared not to know who I really was. A new identity with a real passport, an American passport... I could go to the U.S., go to school there, live with that family, and just being someone and don't have never again to worry about being identified. I saw the opportunity.
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Connections

Version of The Chameleon (2010) See more »

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The Wind
Written by Cat Stevens (as Ysuf Islam)
Performed bt Cat Stevens
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User Reviews

 
A truly bizarre story
30 November 2012 | by rjwilliams5150See all my reviews

A 13 year old boy disappears from a small town in Texas, three years later Police in Spain alert authorities in the US, against all odds it appears that child has been found....or has he?

I watched this 'movie' not knowing very little about it, and after 10 minutes or so I was puzzled, is this a mocu-mentary or based on a true story? surely it couldn't be as the story was so bizarre!!

Filmed in the same style as the TV show 'Banged Up Abroad', part interview clips with the real people, part reconstructed key moments with actors, this is a quite astonishing story and well worth a viewing.


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Official Sites:

Avalon [Spain] | Official Facebook

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,379, 15 July 2012

Gross USA:

$898,317

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,001,877
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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