“The Changeling” quotes

Movie The Changeling
Title The Changeling
Year 1980
Director Peter Medak
Genre Horror, Thriller
Plot – John Russell is a famous musician and composer who has recently lost his wife and daughter in a car accident and has moved to a solitary villa. Soon John begins to listen to strange noises in the house, discovering the villa was inhabited at the beginning of the century by a family with two children who both died violently because their father wanted to pocket their legacy. After killing one of his sons, the father replaced him with another child, who currently is an important person in the city.
All actors – George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh, John Colicos, Barry Morse, Madeleine Sherwood, Helen Burns, Frances Hyland, Ruth Springford, Eric Christmas, Roberta Maxwell, Bernard Behrens, James B. Douglas, J. Kenneth Campbell, Chris Gampel, Voldi Way, Michelle Martin, Janne Mortil, Terence Kelly, Robert Monroe, Hagan Beggs, Anna Hagan, Antonia Rey, Sammy Smith, Paul Rothery, Bruce MacLeod, Fred Latremouille, David Peevers, Sera Johnstone, Adam Earle, Carl Boychuk, Bryan King, Susan Round, Nicki Steida, Randolph Blankinship, Travis Major, Giancarlo Esposito, Wayne McLaughlin, Louis Zorich
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  • “It's my understanding... that there are, uh... twenty-three students registered... for this series of lectures on advanced musical form. Now, we all know it's not raining outside, and unless there's a fire in some other part of the building that we don't know about, there's an awful lot of people here with nothing better to do.”
    George C. Scott - John Russell
  • “You're the beneficiary of the cruelest kind of murder... murder for profit!”

    George C. Scott - John Russell
    [Tag:murder, profit]
  • “I was driving by and I recognized the car. I don't know how it happened... I don't know how it could have happened there were no other cars, there's nothing. And it's upside down in the middle of the road! It's that man who was just at your house! It's Dewitt! He's dead!”

    Trish Van Devere - Claire Norman
    [Tag:death, paradoxes]
  • “- Captain DeWitt: I understand you lost your wife and daughter a little while ago. Maybe it shook you up. Maybe too much... maybe, you need help.
    - John Russell: I'd like you to leave now...”

    John Colicos - Captain DeWitt
    George C. Scott - John Russell
    [Tag:helping, loss]
  • “That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't want people.”
    Ruth Springford - Minnie Huxley