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A Cry in the Dark (1988) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Fred Schepisi

Writing Credits  

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

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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

Produced by 

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

Music by 

Bruce Smeaton

Cinematography by 

Ian Baker

Film Editing by 

Jill Bilcock

Casting By 

Rhonda Schepisi

Production Design by 

Wendy Dickson
George Liddle

Art Direction by 

Dale Duguid
Brian Edmonds

Costume Design by 

Bruce Finlayson

Makeup Department 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Anne Breslin ... assistant sound editor (as Annie Breslin)
Roger Campbell ... sound project assistant
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 

Roger Cowland ... visual effects

Stunts 

Joe Pampanella ... stunt actor

Camera and Electrical Department 

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 

Camilla Gold ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

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

Editorial Department 

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

Location Management 

Robin Clifton ... location manager

Music Department 

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

Transportation Department 

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

Other crew 

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)

See also

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