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Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)

M | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 6 May 1991
Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bicycle Pete
Peggy Ann Bradnick
Travis Swords ...
Terry Anderson
Eugene Bradnick
Carol Jean Bradnick
James Cranna ...
Lt. Mitarnowski (as Jim Cranna)
Michael Girardin ...
Ronnie Dee Blaire ...
Mildred Bradnick
Michelle Leaman ...
Mary-Louise Bradnick
Daryl Koontz


Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, his chilling plan to get himself a woman - and keep her forever. Thus begins the ordeal. Written by Keith Rogers

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She Screamed But Nobody Heard.


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6 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kidnappet - Peggy Anns mareritt  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


To prepare for the role of Bicycle Pete the abductor, actor David Morse visited and spent some time in an institution for the criminally insane. See more »


In the opening scene, shot across the bridge into the village, across the bottom of the screen are the words "Shade Gap, PA, 1966." Right above those words is a grey pickup truck parked in a driveway - a 1968 Ford F100. To the right, almost totally obscured by bushes, you can see the tail lights of a Chevy Blazer. See more »

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Surprisingly Good
6 October 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was impressed by how well this TV movie tells the story of the 1966 kidnapping and related events. I was a small child when the actual events happened and so I only had vague memories of them, but "Cry in the Wild" seems to mostly stay true to the factual accounts that I've read, including newspaper articles and the book Deadly Pursuit. Even some of the dialog is factual.

I also especially like how it tells the story without sensationalism, especially compared with over-the-top movies and TV programs that are so commonly seen these days. At the same time the plot moves along well. There are a few fictional elements that might have been added, but they seem relatively minor. There's also some forced, unrealistic dialog that "sets the scene," but that seems mostly confined to the beginning. The characters are treated with respect, and in some cases some depth. From what I read, Peggy Ann was pretty level-headed and perceptive for her age, and that comes through in the portrayal of her. The kidnapper evokes fear and also pity. The dedication of FBI agents, PA State Police, other lawmen, family and others who helped out in the case also comes through well.

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