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Director: Fred Schepisi     Starring: Meryl Streep
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40121293
UPC: 085391186823
UPC 14: 00085391186823
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A family torn apart. A public filled with outrage. A woman accused of murder.
Editor's Note
Meryl Streep and Sam Neill star in this documentary style film adaptation of the true story of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, an Australian couple who lived the nightmare of losing their infant daughter during a family camping trip. When Lindy (Streep) spies a dingo nearby, authorities launch a frantic search, but all they find is a torn, bloodied garment. The press, distressed by the mother's seeming "lack of emotion," and suspicious of her strict Seventh Day Adventist religious beliefs, begin to accuse her of murdering the baby. The sentiment against her begins to grow, and soon the whole continent is talking about the case in a malicious witch hunt. Despite the lack of evidence, Lindy Chamberlain is imprisoned; although investigators eventually reexamine her story, the damage is done: the innocent mother's relationship with her husband has been irreparably destroyed and she has spent over three years in prison for a crime she did not commit. This painful portrayal of the power of public opinion and political and emotional persecution is captured with steely intensity by Streep, she is captivating as the much-maligned victim of social injustice who is bolstered by her strong religious faith and stoic demeanor.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dual Layer, Trailers, French, Subtitled, Interactive

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/3/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 121 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 11868
Video UPC UPC: 00085391186823
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Meryl Streep
Video Cast Info Sam Neill
Video Cast Info Bruce Myles
Video Cast Info Nick Tate
Video Cast Info Charles Tingwell
Video Cast Info Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Video Cast Info Ian Baker - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Menahem Golan - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Verity Lambert - Producer
Video Cast Info Bruce Smeaton - Composer
Video Cast Info Jill Bilcock - Editor
Video Cast Info George Liddle - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Yoram Globus - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Director

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Another stunning performance by Meryl Streep....She reaches for, and achieves, the high notes..." 11/11/1988 p.C6

Los Angeles Times
"...Streep and Neill are the film's perfectly matched thoroughbreds....It is a sort of epic mosaic of national character....Schepisi builds his mosaic with Australian faces and voices crisscrossing every social class and occupatio..." 11/11/1988 p.C1

USA Today
"...A mystery bursting with muckraking subtext..." 01/14/2000 p.5E

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