The Impostor

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The Impostor

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Documentary available on iTunes. First person accounts along with some re-enactments of the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy from San Antionio, TX in 1993, only to be replaced in 1997 by a French Algerian con man.

Truly crazy story. The kid who disappeared had blond hair and blue eyes. The replacement had black hair, brown eyes, was 7 years older than the kid he replaced, and spoke with a French accent. The story is like a very dark version of Catch Me If You Can.

Some of the people involved may be crazy.
Some of them may be well-meaning dupes.
Some of them may be evil.

Except for the con man, it's not clear who's who.
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