A Cry in the Dark Movie Review 1988

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Tight film story of the infamous Australian murder trial of Lindy Chamberlain (Streep), who was accused of killing her own baby, mostly because of the intensely adverse public opinion, aroused by vicious press, that surrounded the case. Chamberlain blamed the death on a wild dingo dog, which dragged off the baby from where the family was camped. Near-documentary style, with Streep excellent as the religious, unknowable mother. Based on the book "Evil Angels" by John Bryson. This case was also detailed in the film "Who Killed Baby Azaria?"


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Order in the Court, Parenthood, Mass Media, King of Beasts (Dogs), Wild Kingdom, Docudrama, Justice Prevails...?, Down Under
Fred Schepisi, Robert Caswell
Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Nick (Nicholas) Tate, Neil Fitzpatrick, Maurice Fields, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Martin
Ian Baker
Fred Schepisi
Bruce Smeaton


Australian Film Inst. 1989: Actor (Neill), Actress (Streep), Film; Cannes 1989: Actress (Streep); N.Y. Film Critics 1988: Actress (Streep).

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