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The Chameleon Details


A family welcomes home a missing child, but he may not be all he seems to be in this suspense drama. Nicholas Barclay was a 13-year-old living in Louisiana with his family when he mysteriously disappeared, and though his mother, Kimberly (Ellen Barkin), and sister, Kathy (Emilie de Ravin), have been hopeful he'll be found, after three years it seems increasingly unlikely. To their surprise, Nicholas (Marc-André Grondin) returns home one day, claiming he'd been kidnapped by child predators but finally escaped. Kimberly and Kathy are overjoyed and welcome him home with open arms. Nicholas' brother-in-law, Brian (Brian Geraghty), senses this young man isn't really Nicholas, though, and Jennifer Johnson (Famke Janssen), an FBI agent looking into the case, shares his suspicions. But if Brian and Jennifer are convinced Nicholas is an imposter, why aren't Kimberly and Kathy willing to acknowledge the same evidence? Based on a true story, The Chameleon was the first English-language feature from French director Jean-Paul Salomé. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 8, 2011


Marc-André Grondin
as Nicholas Barclay
Marc-André Grondin
as Fréderic Fortin
Famke Janssen
as Jennifer Johnson
Ellen Barkin
as Kimberly Miller
Emilie de Ravin
as Kathy Jansen
Tory Kittles
as Dan Price
Brian Geraghty
as Brian Jansen
Nick Chinlund
as Mitch
Nick Stahl
as Brendan Kerrigan


Jean-Paul Salomé
Pierre Kubel
Ram Bergman
Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Natalie Carter
Jean-Paul Salomé
Pascal Ridao
Jeff Cardoni
Composer (Music Score)
Bruno Coulais
Composer (Music Score)
Marie-Pierre Renaud
Martina Buckley
Art Director
Dave Pomier
Executive Producer
Susanna Puisto
Costume Designer
Pawel Wdowczak
Sound/Sound Designer
Shannon Makhanian
Casting Director
Patti Perret
Still Photographer