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The Cry -- Based on the haunting Latino legend of La Llorona. When a young mother in New York City comes under the spell of an anguished, vengeful spirit and collides with two detectives investigating a rise of mysterious murders, she must confront her horrifying connection with the spirit in order to save her child from its evil grasp.
The Cry -- Based on the haunting Latino legend of La Llorona. When a young mother in New York City comes under the spell of an anguished, vengeful spirit and collides with two detectives investigating a rise of mysterious murders, she must confront her horrifyi


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2007 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Roberto Quintana Jr. ... La Llorona's Son
Jayden Vargas ... Tonio
Adriana Domínguez ... Maria
Quinn McCann ... Ryan Weit

Jane Petrov ... Lynn Weit

Christian Camargo ... Alex Scott

Carlos Leon ... Sergio Perez
Ron Dailey ... Man with Stroller

Kate Blumberg ... Judy Hardwich
Taylor Rae Jackson ... Lisa (as Taylor Jackson Brown)
Lisa G. ... Reporter Diane Penn

Izzy Ruiz ... Detective Vega
Kristin Taylor ... Detective Taylor
Caroline Cole ... Assistant DA Tanin
Skyler Fortgang ... Todd Scott

Teresa Yenque ... Woman mopping

Lorie Baker ... Secretary
Maryjean O'Neil ... Judy's Guard

Miriam Colon ... Gloria the Curandera (as Miriam Colón)

Jaime Tirelli ... Father Joe

Ed Wheeler ... Officer Owens
Miranda Rivera ... Young Maria
Rita Santistevan ... Maria's Mother
Chris Marcantel ... Jake the Drunk (as Christopher Marcantel)
Randy Cherkas ... Harry the Drunk
Trudy Healy ... La Llorona
Bernadine Santistevan ... La Llorona (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neisha Alvarado ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernadine Santistevan 
Writing credits
Bernadine Santistevan  and
Monique Salazar 

Produced by
Pete Ballard .... executive producer: post production
Laura Blum .... producer
Brian Bremer .... post-production producer
Juan Dapena .... producer
Javier Ramírez Sandoval .... producer
Bernadine Santistevan .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Parker 
Cinematography by
Richard Lopez 
Film Editing by
Dario Bigi 
Doug Forbes 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
Tamar Gadish 
Art Direction by
Shaun Motley 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Lepre 
Makeup Department
Leniese Gatto .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin W. Fitzgerald .... second assistant director
Ryan W. Gates .... assistant director
Jeffrey Charlton Umberger .... first assistant director: Atlanta
Art Department
Juan Sanchez .... storyboard artist
Moira Shaughnessy .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joseph Adorisio II .... audio layback
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Jeremy Crowder .... dialogue editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Blake Eiseman .... foley & adr
Blake Eiseman .... recording editor
Blake Eiseman .... sound designer
Craig Feldman .... boom operator
Michael Gassert .... additional sound mixer
Nicholas Schenck .... additional sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Craig Spencer .... co-sound designer
Visual Effects by
David C. Ballard .... digital compositor
Tim Pethel .... visual effects
Justin Sucara .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Maceo Bishop .... Steadicam operator
Randy Frostig .... director of photography: Georgia
David Isern .... Steadicam operator
Aaron Medick .... steadicam operator
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate
Editorial Department
David C. Ballard .... on-line/color correction
Noel Dowd .... additional editing
Claudia Goodwin .... post-production coordinator
Jay Hunt .... color correction
Leann Leagans .... post-production coordinator
Robert Peterson .... assistant editor
Ethan Segal .... assistant tape operator
Music Department
Jason Stasium .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Slava Gordon .... production assistant
Veronica Mulero .... script supervisor
Dylan Tancill .... production assistant
Kristel Wedin .... production assistant

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Rated R for disturbing violent images and some language
83 min
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A awful take on the La Llorona legend, 24 May 2008
Author: msw_rdc from United Kingdom

The Cry is a take on the La Llorona legend of Mexico and America. The two countries have many different takes on the legend. This film seems by all accounts to take from one of the Mexican legends of La Llorona hunting down children and drowning them.

The director Bernadine Santistevan film is stylishly shot, and looks fantastic, but unfortunately it lacks any substance.

Nothing is ever really explained in the film, like for example why La Llorona turned up in New York of all places. Why not Mexico where there is more history of the legend, and most importantly why she choose her victims.

Without these major points explained in the movie it all seemed kind of pointless.

One other thing I don't think an evil spirit possessing mothers to kill their own babies (and very young babies at that) is not a very good idea for a film. There are so many variations on this legend why not choose one that's a little less disturbing.

To sum it up people looking for "Dead Silence" or "Darkness Falls" type of film don't bother renting this, but people with an active interest in the La Llorona legend my find it interesting.

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