A Cry in the Dark

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain. During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claimed that she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body was never found. Police noted some apparent inconsistencies in her story, and she was charged with murder. The case attracted a lot of attention, turning an investigation into a media circus, with the public divided in their opinions.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Fred Schepisi
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

- He's a terror when he's on holiday.

- He can't be as bad as this one.

- Hi, I'm Sally Lowe.

- Greg.

Hey, there's a dingo. Here, fella!

Don't encourage him, Michael.

The signs say you shouldn't.

I saw you today, going up the Rock with

a baby in a backpack. Carrying a six-pack.

- I thought you were cracked.

- It's thirsty work climbing.

- Can I have a look-see?

- Yeah.

Greg, the worst thing

for a thirst is alcohol.

You're joking!

The worst thing for a thirst is sand.

Hello! Hello!

- Can't keep its blankets on it.

- She's so tiny! I thought she was bigger.

- What's your name?

- That's Chantel.


Chantel, Michael.

- That's this one's second name!

- Yeah?


You don't happen to know what it means?

It's French for Gypsy lead singer, I think.

I belt into town ten times a day if I have to.

- I'm not gonna believe you're a farmer.

- It was a beautiful bike.

- What are you looking for, Aidan?

- A mouse.

The hardest thing I ever did

in my life was to sell it.

It's down here, sweetheart.

The cheeky buggers.

I had one follow me

back from the rubbish bin before.

These are ready, honey.

I think this little one's finally conked out.

I'm gonna go and put her down.


Be right back.

- Wanna try one of these, Greg?

- Mm, yeah. I've got some room left.



What kind of bloody sausage is that?

- Vegetarian.

- Christ!

Now I know what you are.

You're Bugs bloody Bunny, aren't you?

Jesus, feed the man meat, mate!

Oh, ace!

Dad, Dad! Give it this.

This is tops.

But if I had the dough, I'd buy

a BMW RT 1000. There's a beautiful bike.

It'll do in excess of 255mph.

- Bullshit!

- Yeah.

In free fall.

Get out!

Crikey! How's your kidneys?

Fair go. I haven't even started yet!

Never trust a man who doesn't drink.

Can I tempt you, Michael?

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Robert Caswell

Robert Caswell (13 July 1946 – 29 October 2006) was an Australian screenwriter of films and television. In the 1970s and early 1980s he was one of the leading writers in Australian television. After the success of Evil Angels, for which he received an Oscar nomination, he moved to Hollywood and became a leading "script doctor". more…

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