Cry Freedom

Released Date
November 6, 1987
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama
Rating
PG
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$5,899,797 + $0 = $5,899,797
67

Denzel Washington

as Steve Biko

74

Kevin Kline

as Donald Woods

66

Kevin McNally

as Ken

1942-2002

John Thaw

as Jimmy Kruger

76

Penelope Wilton

as Wendy Woods

87

Timothy West

as Capt. de Wet

1934-2007

Ian Richardson

as State Prosecutor

About Cry Freedom

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.

About

Based on true events, the film is set in apartheid-torn South Africa, where a white journalist Donald Woods and black activist Steve Biko form an unlikely friendship. Woods later must find answers to why Steve Baiko was murdered.

Trivia

The film was mainly shot on location in Zimbabwe and in Kenya rather than South Africa. The movie takes place from November 24, 1975 to January 2, 1979.