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Evil Angels (1988)

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User Rating: 6.8/10 (1,967 votes)


Fred Schepisi
John Bryson (novel)
Robert Caswell (screenplay) ...
Release Date:
11 November 1988 (USA) more
Drama more
A family torn apart. A public filled with outrage. A woman accused of murder.
Plot Outline:
The story of a mother whose child was killed in an animal attack, only to have herself accused of the infant's murder more
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 9 nominations more
User Comments:
Good movie overall, but the acting is outstanding. more


 (Cast overview, first billed only)

Meryl Streep ... Lindy Chamberlain

Sam Neill ... Michael Chamberlain
Dale Reeves ... Aidan, 6 years
David Hoflin ... Aidan, 8 years
Jason Reason ... Aidan, 11 years
Michael Wetter ... Reagan, 4 years
Kane Barton ... Reagan, 6 years
Trent Roberts ... Reagan, 9 years
Lauren Shepherd ... Azaria
Bethany Ann Prickett ... Azaria
Alison O'Connell ... Azaria
Aliza Dason ... Azaria
Jane Coker ... Kahlia, new born
Rae-Leigh Henson ... Kahlia, 18 months
Nicolette Minster ... Kahlia, 4 years

Additional Details

Also Known As:
A Cry in the Dark (International: English title) (USA)
Evil Angels (Australia) (working title)
120 min / 122 min (dvd release)
Australia / USA
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 more
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In 1986, Azaria's jacket was found in an area filled with dingo lairs. The case was reopened, and in 1988 the Criminal Appeals Court overturned all convictions against the parents. Two years later, the parents received compensation for wrongful imprisonment. more
Lindy Chamberlain: Crikey, how's yer kidneys? more
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Featured in AFI Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004) (TV) more


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2 out of 3 people found the following comment useful:-
Good movie overall, but the acting is outstanding., 13 February 2003
Author: Alan S from Bloomington, IN

Meryl Streep was incredible in this film. She has an amazing knack for accents, and she shows incredible skill in this film overall. I really felt for her when Lindy was being persecuted. She was played realistically, too. She got cranky, upset, and unpleasant as the media and the government continued their unrelenting witchhunt. I didn't expect much from the film initially, but I really got interested in it, and the movie is based on a real person and real events. It turned out to be better than I had anticipated. Sam Neill was also outstanding; this is the best work I've seen from him, and I've really liked him in other movies (The Piano, for example). I gave the film a 7, but if I could rate just the acting, I'd give the it a 9.5, and a perfect 10 for Streep.

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