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

TV Movie  |  M  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  6 May 1991 (USA)
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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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Bicycle Pete
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Peggy Ann Bradnick
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Ruegg
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Jamieson
Travis Swords ...
Mitulski
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Terry Anderson
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Eugene Bradnick
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Carol Jean Bradnick
James Cranna ...
Lt. Mitarnowski (as Jim Cranna)
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Mixell
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Bodine
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Mildred Bradnick
Michelle Leaman ...
Mary-Louise Bradnick
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Daryl Koontz
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Martha
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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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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 »

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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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Not Bad but Sad
7 January 2003 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

Made-for-TV movies are usually stinkers, so predictable and full of mediocre acting with few very good performances. This was also predictable but who would make a movie about a girl who was abducted, sexually molested and murdered and just have it end like that? Someone might but not NBC, definitely not for one of their teledramas of the week. Here they put together a pretty good movie with good performances, all believable that easily bring you closer to the story instead of making you wonder when the final credits will roll. David Morse and Megan Follows each played their parts well as abductor and abductee. Was Peggy sexually molested? That's something we're never told in the story but just as well. A fine job was done telling the ordeal that we do know she went through - being dragged for miles through the woods and chained up so as to not escape. It's sort of amazing this guy, the kidnapper, Bicycle Pete, knew very well things like he had to take care of his dogs, hide food along his escape route, that he's making this girl his woman, that he longed for that natural man-woman companionship yet it seemed he had no concept of love or respect for life. Unless one studies in depth the human mind, the concept that someone's thinking can be so incredibly short circuited & screwed up isn't the easiest thing to understand. Seeing it in this movie really leaves me shaking my head and sad that people are like that in the world. One thing I am wondering about and I shouldn't even mention it, this was the largest FBI manhunt in history at the time. The movie didn't make it seem that big but oh well, the movie still did a pretty good job showing how the kidnapping turned out. My grade for this NBC teledrama Made-for-TV movie: B-


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