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Cry Freedom

1987 Rated PG 2hr 39m

In segregated 1970s South Africa, black nationalist Steven Biko (Denzel Washington) and white newspaper editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) are unlikely friends with a common goal -- ending apartheid -- in this true story based on Woods's books Biko and Asking for Trouble. When Biko's beliefs lead him to prison and a deadly fate, Woods rallies to expose the injustice. Director Richard Attenborough's film earned Washington his first Oscar nod.

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Movie Details

1988 BAFTA®
1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1988 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Music Song nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Denzel Washington
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1


Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround