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Cry Freedom (1987)

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Release Date
Nov 6, 1987 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 1, 1999
 R2: 24 Dec 2001

Running Time
2 hours, 37 minutes

Country UK

Production Companies
Marble Arch Productions Inc., Universal Pictures

Studio Marble Arch Productions, Universal

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Other Titles
• Cry Freedom (1987)
• Schrei nach Freiheit (1988)

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Genre: Drama, Biography, Political, Society, True Story, Tear Jerker, Tragedy, Suspense, Investigation

Tagline: The true story of the friendship that shook South Africa and awakened the world

Plot: An epic drama based on the true story of newspaper editor Donald Woods' investigation into the murder of nationalist leader Steven Biko. Mistrustful of each other at first, but joined in their common desire to end apartheid, the black activist and the white liberal overcome their differences to become friends. When Biko is killed by the South African police, Woods demands justice and, as a result, finds himself and his family brutally persecuted by the South African government.

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 Directed by
Richard Attenborough
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 Written by
John Briley
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Kevin Kline
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Wabei Siyolwe
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John Matshikiza
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 Music By
George Fenton
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Jonas Gwangwa
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