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PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Reverend Stephen Kumalo (James Earl Jones) is a back-country Zulu preacher in South Africa. When his son (Eric Miyeni) is accused of robbery and murder, Kumalo journeys to Johannesburg, where he is helped by a local priest (Vusi Kunene). He eventually meets James Jarvis (Richard Harris), the father of the murder victim, who is a prominent white supremacist. However, they discover common ground, and their mutual respect becomes a symbol of apartheid's eventual demise.

Cast: James Earl Jones , Richard Harris , Vusi Kunene , Leleti Khumalo , Charles S. Dutton , Eric Miyeni , Dambisa Kente , Ian Robers

Director: Darrell Roodt

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Cry, The Beloved Country. (1995)

Release Date: December 15th, 1995|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Not every moment of the film is as potent as the book (which is noted for passages of passion and impassioned eloquence), but Cry, the Beloved Country overcomes its own limitations to become a glorious tribute to the workings of a faith that does not blind but opens up the human spirit. show more

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    USA Today

    But this telling of the story filmed on location in the now democratic South Africa is especially heart-rending thanks to superb performances by James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. [1 Jan 2000] show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There is not a false note in Cry, the Beloved Country. Every scene is an example of near-perfect composition and execution. show more

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