Case 39

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In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

  1. Ray Wright


  2. Christian Alvart


Top Billed Cast

  1. Renée Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger

    Emily Jenkins

  2. Jodelle Ferland

    Jodelle Ferland

    Lillith Sullivan

  3. Ian McShane

    Ian McShane

    Detective Mike Barron

  4. Kerry O'Malley

    Kerry O'Malley

    Margaret Sullivan

  5. Callum Keith Rennie

    Callum Keith Rennie

    Edward Sullivan

  6. Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Douglas J. Ames

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $29,000,000.00


Release Information

  • August 13, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Keep Away From Children.

Case 39 is directed by Christian Alvart and written by Ray Wright. It stars Renee Zellwegger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. Music is by Michl Britsch and cinematography by Hagen Bodanski.

Another in the long line of demonic/psycho children films, Case 39 sat on the shelf for a few years before finally seeing the light of day around 2009. Met with a whole bunch of negative reviews it is somewhat pleasing to find that while it’s not a misunderstood classic or anything, it actually works well within this sub-genre of horror.

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