Cry Freedom (1987)

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

Directing:
  • Richard Attenborough

Writing:
  • John Briley
  • Donald Woods

Stars:
Release Date: 1987-11-06
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Country: ZA, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 157
  • Budget: $29,000,000
  • Revenue: $25,899,797
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washin...
Steve Biko
Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
Donald Woods
Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilt...
Wendy Woods
Kate Hardie
Kate Hardie
Jane Woods
John Matshikiza
John Matshiki...
Mapetla
Zakes Mokae
Zakes Mokae
Father Kani
John Thaw
John Thaw
Kruger
Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally
Ken
Josette Simon
Josette Simon
Dr Ramphele
Juanita Waterman
Juanita Water...
Ntsiki Biko
Timothy West
Timothy West
Capt. De Wet
Miles Anderson
Miles Anderso...
Lemick
Ian Richardson
Ian Richardso...
State Prosecutor
Andrew McCulloch
Andrew McCull...
Policeman Nel
Gerald Sim
Gerald Sim
Police Doctor
Gary Whelan
Gary Whelan
Guard
Glen Murphy
Glen Murphy
Guard
Badi Uzzaman
Badi Uzzaman
Mortician
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
Don Card
John Hargreaves
John Hargreav...
Bruce
Philip Bretherton
Philip Brethe...
Major Boshoff
Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
Acting High Comissioner
Joseph Marcell
Joseph Marcel...
Moses
Judy Cornwell
Judy Cornwell
Receptionist
Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
Wendy's Mother
William Marlowe
William Marlo...
Police Sergeant
Nick Tate
Nick Tate
Pilot
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