A Cry in the Dark Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 1999

PG-13|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
While on vacation in the Australian outback, Seventh Day Adventist priest Michael Chamberlain (Sam Neill) and his wife, Lindy (Meryl Streep), discover that their baby, Azaria, is missing from the tent where she was sleeping. Lindy claims she saw a dingo leave the tent with something in its mouth. Initial evidence supports the Chamberlains, but negative media coverage and unfounded rumors create a shift in public opinion as people begin to suspect the couple of murdering their baby.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin, Jason Reason, Michael Wetter, Kane Barton

Director: Fred Schepisi

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Emotional, Fall, Suspenseful, Mother, Melodramatic, Rescue, Mystery, 1980s


Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama