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A Cry in the Dark (AKA Evil Angels)

Title A Cry in the Dark (AKA Evil Angels)
Date 1988
Summary "Documentary style film adaptation of the true story of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, an Australian couple who lived the nightmare of losing their infant daughter during a family camping trip. When Lindy (Streep) spies a dingo nearby, authorities launch a frantic search, but all they find is a torn, bloodied garment. The press, distressed by the mother's seeming "lack of emotion," and suspicious of her strict Seventh Day Adventist religious beliefs, begin to accuse her of murdering the baby. The sentiment against her begins to grow, and soon the whole continent is talking about the case in a malicious witch hunt. Despite the lack of evidence, Lindy Chamberlain is imprisoned; although investigators eventually reexamine her story, the damage is done: the innocent mother's relationship with her husband has been irreparably destroyed and she has spent over three years in prison for a crime she did not commit. This painful portrayal of the power of public opinion and political and emotional persecution is captured with steely intensity by Streep, she is captivating as the much-maligned victim of social injustice who is bolstered by her strong religious faith and stoic demeanor. "
Type Fact based drama
Media Film
Country AUS
Format Released to theaters
Pages DVD
ISBN B00002E22E
1st Ed/Copyright
Original Title
Originally Published
Official Website http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094924/
Alternate Website http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ACryintheDark-1005023/reviews.php
Barnes & Noble
Alternate Edition
Released By Warner Brothers
Producer Verity Lambert
Director Fred Schepisi
Screenwriter Fred Schepisi
Music Bruce Smeaton
Running Time 122 minutes
Color/B&W Color
Rating PG-13
Based On Evil Angels by John Bryson
Available on Video/DVD?
Starring "Meryl Streep, Sam Neill"

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