If this were a fictional film, it would be dismissed as being ridiculous and unrealistic. However, truth is often stranger than fiction and The Imposter proves that.
In 1994, a 13-year-old Texas boy named Nicholas Barclay disappeared. Three years later, a man arrived at the family’s home claiming to be the boy. Although he was actually 23 (rather than 16), spoke with a French accent, and had dark hair and eyes unlike Barclay’s blue eyes and blonde hair, many members of the family believed him and accepted him.
That’s just the beginning…
Previously in Documentary Tuesday:
Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein | 30 for 30: Broke | The Thin Blue Line | Surviving Alone in Alaska | American Meth | Born Rich | 30 for 30: No Crossover – The Trial of Allen Iverson | The Story of ‘The Day the Clown Cried’ | The True Story of Che Guevara |Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time | Style Wars | The Secret World of Lewis Carroll
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