A Cry In The Dark

A Cry In The Dark

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Friday 11th November 1988

Box Office Worldwide: $6.9M

Budget: $15M

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros., Golan-Globus Productions, Cannon Entertainment, Cinema Verity


Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Lindy Chamberlain, 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

A Cry In The Dark Review

The true story of Lindy Chamberlain, a severe and embittered woman who was found innocent, then guilty, then innocent of murdering her child in the Australian outback in 1980. Her excuse: "The dingo took my baby." The case divided the nation of Australia for a decade, putting people in camps that believed the impossible -- that a wild dog ate a child -- or the unthinkable -- that her mother murdered her daughter. A Cry in the Dark is a tragic story that Meryl Streep (as Lindy) completely owns. But while it's very much a cautionary tale to keep your tent zipped up, the real moral of the story involves the crucial importance of being a sympathetic witness on the stand. Based on the book Evil Angels.