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Cry Freedom (1987)

PG
157 min | Biography, Drama, History

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
Writers
John Briley (screenplay) | Donald Woods (books "Biko" and "Asking for Trouble")
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Budget
$ 29,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 318,723
Gross (USA)
$ 5,899,797
Gross (World)
$ 5,899,797
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Release date
Nov 6, 1987 (United States)

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Josette Simon
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John Matshikiza
Mapetla Mapetla   See fewer
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Juanita Waterman
Ntsiki Biko Ntsiki Biko   See fewer
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Evelyn Sithole
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Kevin Kline
Donald Woods Donald Woods   See fewer
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Andrew Whaley
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Denzel Washington
Steve Biko Steve Biko   See fewer
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Penelope Wilton
Wendy Woods Wendy Woods   See fewer
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Kate Hardie
Jane Woods Jane Woods   See fewer
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Graeme Taylor
Dillon Woods Dillon Woods   See fewer
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Adam Stuart Walker
Duncan Woods Duncan Woods   See fewer
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Evalina Evalina   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 11,304 votes