A Cry in the Dark

A family torn apart. A public filled with outrage. A woman accused of murder.

A Cry in the Dark (1988)


Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain who, during a family camping trip to Ayers Rock in central Australia, claimed she witnessed a dingo take her baby daughter, Azaria, from their tent. Azaria's body was never found and, after investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Writers: Fred Schepisi, Robert Caswell.

A Cry in the Dark Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.7/10 from 113 votes
Release Date: 1988-11-11
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Budget: $15,000,000
Revenue: $6,908,797
Production Companies : Golan-Globus Productions, Cinema Verity, Warner Bros. Pictures, Cannon Group
Production Countries: Australia, United States of America


Meryl Streep
as Lindy Chamberlain
Sam Neill
as Michael Chamberlain
Dale Reeves
as Aidan, 6 years
David Hoflin
as Aidan, 8 years
Jason Reason
as Aidan, 11 years
Michael Wetter
as Reagan, 4 years
Kane Barton
as Reagan, 6 years
Trent Roberts
as Reagan, 9 years
Jane Coker
as Kahlia, newborn
Rae-Leigh Henson
as Kahlia, 18 months
Nicolette Minster
as Kahlia, 4 years
Debra Lawrance
as Sally Lowe
John Howard
as Lyle Morris
Pat Thomson
as Sandra Kambouris
Dorothy Alison
as Avis Murchison
Brian James
as Cliff Murchison
Maurie Fields
as Barritt
Peter Hosking
as Mackney
Matthew Barker
as O'Loughlin
Bruce Kilpatrick
as Peter Dean
Charles Tingwell
as Muirhead
Bruce Myles
as Barker
Neil Fitzpatrick
as Phillips
Dennis Miller
as Sturgess
Lewis Fitz-Gerald
as Tipple
Brendan Higgins
as Kirkham
Ian Swan
as Cavanagh
Sandy Gore
as Joy Kuhl
Kevin Miles
as Professor Cameron
Edgar Metcalfe
as Dr Brown
Gary Files
as Professor Chaikin
Peter Aanensen
as Sims
Jon Finlayson
as Professor Boettcher
David Ravenswood
as Professor Nairn
Roderick Williams
as Les Harris
Eve Godly
as The Jury
Reg Evans
as Jury Foreman
James Wright
as The Jury
Luciano Catenacci
as The Jury
Bill Johnston
as The Jury
Robin Dene
as The Jury
Geoffrey O'Connell
as The Jury
Michael Croft
as The Jury
George Viskich
as The Jury
Merrin Canning
as The Jury
Valma Pratt
as The Jury
Jim Holt
as John Eldridge
Frankie J. Holden
as Leslie Thompson
Tim Robertson
as Wallace
Patsy Stephen
as Anne Houghton
Ian Gilmour
as John Buckland
Peter Sardi
as De Luca
Bill Garner
as Mark Furnell
Marion McKenzie
as Monya Chatfield
Johnny Quinn
as Frank Kennedy
Deborra-Lee Furness
as Magazine Reporter
Chuck Faulkner
as Conrad Grey
Terrie Waddell
as Mary Walsh
Quentin MacLaine
as Stanbury
Greta Mendoza
as Journalist
Vincent Vaccari
as Journalist
Abbe Holmes
as Journalist
David Wilson
as Journalist
John Heywood
as David Hall
John Allan
as Ted Jackson
Peter Byrne
as George Samson
Maureen Edwards
as Kate Woodman
Justin Gaffney
as Colin McRae
Lynne Ruthven
as Alice Steel
Bruce Carter
as Newsreader
Peter Flett
as Boshoff
Davini Malcolm
as Grey's Guest
James Condon
as Reginald Scholes
James Taylor
as Justice Gallagher
Mike Person
as Newsreader
Philip Holder
as Newsreader
Nick Tate
as Charlwood
Mervyn Drake
as Gilroy
Vincent Gil
as Roff
Burt Cooper
as Golligan
Mark Little
as Constable Morris
Tony Martin
as Lincoln
Bruce Venables
as Metcalfe
Lawrence Held
as Plumb
Paul Young
as Sergeant Cocks
Bill McCluskey
as Greg Lowe
Sunday Rennie
as Chantelle Lowe
Warwick Moss
as Bill West
Brenda Addie
as Judy West
Emma Crapper
as Catherine West
Caroline Gillmer
as Amy Whittaker
Reg Gorman
as Mr Whittaker
Kate Gorman
as Rosalie Whittaker
Steve Dodd
as Nipper Winmatti
David Bradshaw
as Murray Haby
Sally Cooper
as Bobby Downs
Jeff Truman
as Mr McCombe
Marilynne Paspaley
as Mrs McCombe
as Nuwe
Alice Nampitjimpa
as Barbara
Yuyuya Nampitjimpa
as Daisy
Don Reid
as Pastor Kennaway
Susan Leith
as Jenny Richards
Alan Hopgood
as President Cox
Bruce Clarkson
as Les Smith
Bob Baines
as Chief Minister
Ian McFadyen
as Attorney General
Maggie Millar
as Sister
Ruby Hunter
as Prisoner Rhoda
Ron Falk
as Pastor Olsen
Billie Hammerberg
as Mrs Herron
Don Bridges
as Farmer
James Higgins
as Chandla


Editing Jill Bilcock Editor
Production Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Production Yoram Globus Executive Producer
Art George Liddle Production Design
Camera Ian Baker Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Bruce Finlayson Costume Design
Art Brian Edmonds Art Direction
Writing Fred Schepisi Screenplay
Directing Fred Schepisi Director
Production Verity Lambert Producer
Writing Robert Caswell Screenplay
Production Rhonda Schepisi Casting
Art Wendy Dickson Production Design
Art Dale Duguid Art Direction
Writing John Bryson Novel

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