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A Cry in the Dark ()

Evil Angels (original title)
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A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations.
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Lindy
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Michael
Dale Reeves ...
Aidan, 6 years
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Aidan, 8 years
Jason Reason ...
Aidan, 11 years
Michael Wetter ...
Reagan, 4 years
Kane Barton ...
Reagan, 6 years
Trent Roberts ...
Reagan, 9 years
Lauren Shepherd ...
Azaria
Bethany Ann Prickett ...
Azaria
Alison O'Connell ...
Azaria
Aliza Dason ...
Azaria
Jane Coker ...
Kahlia, new born
Rae-Leigh Henson ...
Kahlia, 18 months
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Kahlia, 4 years
Brian James ...
Cliff Murchison
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Avis Murchison
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Barritt
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Macknay
Matthew Barker ...
O'Loughlin
Bruce Kilpatrick ...
Peter Dean
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Muirhead (as Charles Tingwell)
Bruce Myles ...
Barker
Neil Fitzpatrick ...
Phillips
Dennis Miller ...
Sturgess
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Tipple
Brendan Higgins ...
Kirkham
Ian Swan ...
Cavanagh
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Joy Kuhl
Kevin Miles ...
Professor Cameron
Edgar Metcalfe ...
Dr. Brown
Gary Files ...
Professor Chaikin
Peter Aanensen ...
Sims
Jon Finlayson ...
Professor Boettcher
David Ravenswood ...
Professor Nairn
Roderick Williams ...
Les Harris
Eve Godly ...
The Jury
Reg Evans ...
The Jury (Foreman)
Douglas Hedge ...
The Jury
James Wright ...
The Jury
Luciano Catenacci ...
The Jury
Bill Johnston ...
The Jury
Robin Dene ...
The Jury
Geoffrey O'Connell ...
The Jury
Michael Croft ...
The Jury
George Viskich ...
The Jury
Merrin Canning ...
The Jury
Valma Pratt ...
The Jury
Jim Holt ...
John Eldridge
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Lyle Morris
Frankie J. Holden ...
Leslie Thompson (as Frank Holden)
Tim Robertson ...
Wallace
Patsy Stephen ...
Anne Houghton
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John Buckland
Peter Sardi ...
De Luca
Bill Garner ...
Mark Furnell
Marion McKenzie ...
Monya Chatfield
Johnny Quinn ...
Frank Kennedy
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Magazine reporter
Chuck Faulkner ...
Conrad Grey
Pat Thomson ...
Sandra Kambouris
Terrie Waddell ...
Mary Walsh
James Higgins ...
Chandla
Quentin MacLaine ...
Stanbury (as Quentin Maclaine)
Greta Mendoza ...
Additional Journalist
Vincent Vaccari ...
Additional Journalist
Abbe Holmes ...
Additional Journalist (as Abby Holmes)
David Wilson ...
Additional Journalist
John Heywood ...
David Hall
John Allan ...
Ted Jackson
Peter Byrne ...
George Samson
Maureen Edwards ...
Kate Woodman
Justin Gaffney ...
Colin McRae
Lynne Ruthven ...
Alice Steel
Bruce Carter ...
Newsreader
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Boshoff
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Conrad Grey's Guest (as Lindy McConchie)
Charles Dance ...
TV Panel Guest
James Condon ...
Reginald Scholes
James Taylor ...
Justice Gallagher (as James K. Taylor)
Mike Person ...
Newsreader (as Mike Perso)
Phillip Holder ...
Newsreader (as Philip Holder)
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Charlwood
Mervyn Drake ...
Gilroy
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Roff
Burt Cooper ...
Golligan
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Constable Morris
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Lincoln
Bruce Venables ...
Metcalfe
Lawrence Held ...
Plumb
Paul Young ...
Sgt. Cocks
Trevor Kent ...
Bomb Scare Policeman
Iain Murton ...
Operation Ochre Policeman
Daryl Pellizzer ...
Beer Garden Policeman
Bill McCluskey ...
Greg Lowe
Debra Lawrance ...
Sally Lowe
Sunday Rennie ...
Chantelle Lowe
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Bill West
Brenda Addie ...
Judy West
Emma Crapper ...
Catherine West
Caroline Gillmer ...
Amy Whittaker
Reg Gorman ...
Mr. Whittaker
Kate Gorman ...
Rosalie Whittaker
Steve Dodd ...
Nipper Winmatti
David Bradshaw ...
Murray Haby
Sally Cooper ...
Bobby Downs
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Mr. McCombe
Marilynne Paspaley ...
Mrs. McCombe
Patricia Thompson ...
Flo Wilkins
Peter Corbett ...
Barber
Jan Friedl ...
Ininti Store Manageress
Beverly Gardiner ...
Soup Lady
Janette Kearns ...
Soup Lady
Pintapinta ...
Nuwe
Alice Nampitjimpa ...
Barbara (as Alice Nampitjimba)
Yuyuya Nampitjimpa ...
Daisy (as Yuyuya Nampitijimba)
Grahame Litchfield ...
Truckie (as Graham Litchfield)
Bill Kupfer ...
Truckie
Don Reid ...
Pastor Kennaway
Susan Leith ...
Jenny Richards
Alan Hopgood ...
President Cox
Bruce Clarkson ...
Les Smith
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Chief Minister
Ian McFadyen ...
Attorney-General
Maggie Millar ...
Sister
Ruby Hunter ...
Prisoner Rhoda
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Pastor Olsen (as Ron Falk)
Billie Hammerberg ...
Mrs. Herron
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Farmer
John Bishop ...
Salesman
Roy Thompson ...
Truckie
George Harlem ...
Factory Worker
Peter Tabor ...
TV Producer
David Paul Kirkpatrick ...
TV Film Editor
Gary Samolin ...
School Teacher
Mark Mitchell ...
School Teacher
Glenn Robbins ...
Young Father
Robert Ratti ...
Fruiterer
Shane Gooch ...
Butcher
Peter Mazaris ...
Florist
Marijke Mann ...
Dinner Party
Eleonara Varrenti ...
Dinner Party (as Eleanora Varenti)
Peter Tulloch ...
Dinner Party
Paul Karo ...
Lecturer
Julian Branagan ...
Student
Andrew Maj ...
Student
Gillian Norwood ...
Tennis Lady
Max Davidson ...
Bowler
John Ford ...
Bowler
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Commuter
Tim Bell ...
Barrister (as Timothy Bell)
John Larking ...
Barrister
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Trendie
Beth Child ...
Trendie
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Actor
Ray Hare ...
Actor
Paula Ruzek ...
Editor
Rick Yacoubian ...
Executive (as Rick Yakubian)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Wallace ...
Pauling
Noel Ballantine ...
Searcher (uncredited)
Rusty Berther ...
Onlooker Holding Torch (uncredited)
Mark Clarke ...
Northern Territory Police Officer (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Barbara Jungwirth ...
TV Viewer (uncredited)
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Chief Minister's Aide (uncredited)
Alex Porteous ...
Court Official (uncredited)
Louise Siversen ...
Jenny Miller (uncredited)
Doris Younane ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Fred Schepisi

Written by (WGA)

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John Bryson ... (novel "Evil Angels")
 
Robert Caswell ... (screenplay) and
Fred Schepisi ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Yoram Globus ... executive producer
Menahem Golan ... executive producer
Verity Lambert ... producer
Roy Stevens ... line producer

Music by

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Bruce Smeaton

Cinematography by

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Ian Baker

Film Editing by

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Jill Bilcock

Editorial Department

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Arthur Cambridge ... color grader
Peter Carrodus ... assembly editor
Miriam Cortes ... negative matcher
Heather McDermott ... assistant editor
Michael Wilkins ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Rhonda Schepisi

Production Design by

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Wendy Dickson
George Liddle

Art Direction by

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Dale Duguid
Brian Edmonds

Costume Design by

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Bruce Finlayson

Makeup Department

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J. Roy Helland ... hair stylist: Ms. Streep / makeup artist: Ms. Streep
Noriko Watanabe ... head of makeup department (as Norika Spencer)
Cheryl Williams ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Michael Batchelor ... unit manager
Peter Beilby ... post-production supervisor: Entertainment Media
Tic Carroll ... unit manager
Carol Hughes ... production manager
James Legge ... assistant unit manager (as Jamie Legge)
Emma Schofield ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve E. Andrews ... first assistant director (as Steve Andrews)
John Meredith ... third assistant director
Philip A. Patterson ... second assistant director (as Phil Patterson)
Toby Pease ... second assistant director
Janine Schepisi ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Wayne Allan ... carpenter (as Wayne Allen)
Ian Baxter ... carpenter
Glen Christensen ... carpenter
Philip Drake ... assistant art director (as Phil Drake)
Brian Dusting ... prop buyer
Jill Eden ... set dresser
Tim Eiseman ... carpenter
Peter Forbes ... prop buyer
Anne Fowler ... construction assistant
Alan Goode ... carpenter (as Alan Good)
Michael Hall ... construction assistant
Jien Hong ... construction assistant
Wendy Huxford ... art department coordinator
Chris James ... stand-by props
Gus Lobb ... set finisher
Alex Matagi ... brush hand
Michael Mercurio ... stand-by props assistant
Liz Meyers ... painter's assistant
Barry Muir ... carpenter
Brendan Mullen ... leading hand
Richard Overy ... carpenter
Tony Piliotis ... set finisher
John Pryce-Jones ... assistant art director
Ian Richter ... scenic artist
Michael Rumpf ... prop buyer
Phillip Schemnitz ... draughtperson
Ashley Schepisi ... assistant set dresser
Mark Schultz ... construction assistant
Adam Smigielski ... set finisher (as Adam Smiyielski)
George Sotiropoulos ... carpenter
Catherine South ... art department assistant (as Cathy South)
Ray Taylor ... leading hand
Patricia Thompson ... art department liaison
Jeffrey Thorp ... art department runner (as Jeff Thorp)
Leach Tony ... location manager
Alan Wade ... carpenter
Viv Wilson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Anne Breslin ... assistant sound editor (as Annie Breslin)
Craig Carter ... supervising sound editor
Tim Chau ... sound editor
Ann Ellingworth ... post-production sound coordinator
Peter Fenton ... dialogue mixer
Geoffrey Hall ... assistant sound editor
James Harvey ... assistant sound editor
John Herron ... foley recordist
Phil Heywood ... foley artist / re-recording mixer
David Knight ... foley recordist
Peter McBain ... assistant sound editor
Steve Murphy ... stereo sound engineer: Dolby (as Stephen Murphy)
Gavin Myers ... assistant sound editor
Glenn Newnham ... sound editor
Terry Rodman ... supervising sound editor
Livia Ruzic ... sound editor
Sharon Shostak ... assistant sound editor
Mark J. Wasiutak ... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins ... sound recordist
Eugene Wilson ... sound transferer
Gary Woodyard ... sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Roger Cowland ... visual effects

Stunts

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Joe Pampanella ... stunt actor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Allardice ... assistant grip
Scott Backhouse ... camera maintenance
Cameron Barnett ... grip
Gary Carden ... assistant grip
Jim Dunwoodie ... video operator
Chris Fleet ... best boy
Will Gibson ... video assistant
Geoffrey Hall ... first assistant camera
Ian Jones ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Brett Keeping ... electrician
Ric Lawes ... lighting assist
John Lee ... electrician
Grahame Litchfield ... key grip (as Graham Litchfield)
Leigh Mackenzie ... first assistant camera
Mick Morris ... gaffer
Paul Moyes ... lighting technician
Peter Quinn ... video assistant
Mark Ramsay ... assistant grip
Roger Van Wensveen ... video assistant
Peter White ... second assistant camera
Vivian Zink ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Camilla Gold ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Barton ... costume supervisor / stand-by wardrobe
Sandi Cichello ... assistant stand-by wardrobe (as Sandra Cichello)

Location Management

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Robin Clifton ... location manager

Music Department

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Robin Gray ... scoring engineer
Martin Oswin ... music mixer

Transportation Department

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Steve Crockett ... driver
James Legge ... vehicle coordinator (as Jamie Legge)
Frank Mangano ... driver
Michael McIntyre ... assistant transportation manager
Mark Muggeridge ... driver

Other crew

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Alan Abrams ... legal and business affairs: Cannon
Ian Anderson ... laboratory liaison
Evanne Chesson ... dog wrangler
Ifca Dragicevic ... production runner
Christina Díaz Norman ... researcher (as Christina Norman)
Tony Faehse ... production assistant
Serena Gattuso ... production secretary
Terry Lee ... helicopter pilot
Jakki Mann ... assistant to director
Hilary May ... assistant to producer
Marian Page ... publicist
Linda Ray ... continuity
Arch Roberts ... safety officer
Chris Smith ... caterer
Jo Stewart ... release script
Alex Stitt ... title designer
Joe Straw ... production accountant
Peter Tulloch ... drama coach: children
Roni Ya'ackov ... production executive: Cannon (as Rony Yakov)
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen ... liaison post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Andrew Simpson ... animal trainer (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain. During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claimed that she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body was never found. Police noted some apparent inconsistencies in her story, and she was charged with murder. The case attracted a lot of attention, turning an investigation into a media circus, with the public divided in their opinions. Written by Murray Chapman

Plot Keywords
Taglines A family torn apart. A public filled with outrage. A woman accused of murder. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Cry in the Dark (Australia, English title)
  • A Cry in the Dark (United States)
  • A Cry in the Dark (World-wide, English title)
  • A Cry in the Dark (United Kingdom)
  • Un cri dans la nuit (France)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In June 2012, Northern Territory coroner Elizabeth Morris officially declared that Azaria Chamberlain was killed by a dingo. "The cause of her death was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo", she announced to Darwin Magistrates court. "Dingos can, and do, cause harm to humans." See more »
Goofs In the end credits, the movie's copyright year is 1988. In Roman numerals, it would be MCMLXXXVIII. Instead, the year is MCMLXXXIII, 1983. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Everybody's All-American/U2: Rattle and Hum/The Good Mother/Little Dorrit/A Cry in the Dark (1988). See more »
Quotes Lindy Chamberlain: The dingo's got my baby!
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