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Cry Freedom: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack


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listen  1. Crossroads - A Dawn Raid (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:15Album Only
listen  2. Gumboots (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 1:48Album Only
listen  3. Black Township (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:25Album Only
listen  4. Shebeen Queen (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:56Album Only
listen  5. Asking For Trouble (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:21Album Only
listen  6. Dangerous Country (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 1:35Album Only
listen  7. Detention (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 1:58Album Only
listen  8. The Mortuary (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:22Album Only
listen  9. The Funeral (September 25, 1987) (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 4:40Album Only
listen10. At The Beach (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 3:20Album Only
listen11. The Getaway (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 3:21Album Only
listen12. The Frontier (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:58Album Only
listen13. Last Thoughts (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 1:32Album Only
listen14. Deadline (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:12Album Only
listen15. The Phone Call (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:00Album Only
listen16. Telle Bridge (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 2:44Album Only
listen17. Soweto - And Vocal Reprise (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 1:07Album Only
listen18. Cry Freedom (Cry Freedom/Soundtrack Version) 4:42Album Only

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: November 6, 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Mca
  • Run Time: 157 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002O5E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,861 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

I purchased the book after I saw the movie.
Dominga M. Britton
For those interested, the book delves much deeper into Biko's life and character, and gives a good summarized history of South Africa.
leslies_library
Hopefully this movie will politicize all of us not to be content with the way things are but to initiate change.
Bonita L. Davis

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106 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Daniel McInnis on May 25, 2004
Format: DVD
The criticism I've heard when this movie is being discussed has always bothered me to some degree. The knock against it is that Denzel Washington is so strong in the role of Steve Biko, and he himself was such an important figure in South African history, that he deserves a movie of his own. Now, while I agree with this assessment, and hope that maybe a Djimon Hounsou or Chiwetel Ejiofor will revisit the role at some future date, I can't help but feel that these people are judging the movie for what they wanted it to be, and not what's actually up there on the screen.
Not only that, but I feel that the loss of Biko midway through the film actually serves a purpose. And that purpose is, by the final half-hour, when we're privileged enough to have a few flashbacks of him, we realize what a loss he has been to the movie, and to the world. So by having him cut out of a good portion of the film, we're made to grieve his death while the movie continues to soldier forward.
Oh, and by the way, it's not like that second half is a dog, either. It's just not quite as good as the first. I mean, if this movie were cut in two (ala "Kill Bill"), we'd being saying that part one was brilliant, while part two was merely very good. And considering that the 80's were hardly a golden age for Hollywood, that ain't bad.
Now, getting back to Denzel, this is not only the best performance of his career, but possibly one of the greatest ever captured on celluloid, and I find it deeply disconcerting that he didn't win an Academy Award for this performance while he was honored for a menial role in "Training Day" (I'll post a review later explaining my opinion).
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus VINE VOICE on July 29, 2008
Format: DVD
When I was a high school English teacher and read and discussed "Cry, the Beloved Country" with my seniors, I always showed "Cry Freedom" in conjunction. Students were mesmerized. While the novel was set in South Africa with apartheid partly responsible for the crime that takes place, apartheid is as much a major character as Stephen Biko or Donald Woods in the movie.

In case you are confused, "Cry, the Beloved Country" is the lyrical novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948 and set in South Africa, Paton's homeland. Three racial groups, lived together, not in harmony, there: the Dutch, who later called themselves Afrikaaners, who settled there three hundred years earlier and believed they sere sent by God to take control; the English who settled everywhere; and the native groups, of which Bantu was one. This novel is a moving testament to the forgiving nature of men and how two men from totally different worlds can come together in grace and acceptance.

In "Cry Freedom," the film based on the nonfiction book by the same name, is a story of Stephen Biko, a black South African political activist who understood the inherent dangers in being an activist but lived by the creed that a man has to do what a man has to do. He is befriended in respect and admiration by a white American journalist, Donald Woods. Their two stories are equally important because of the consequences of their actions.

Denzel Washinton performs the role of Biko as if he was Biko--I was that convinced. His South African accent is perfect. I personally believe this is the best acting role of his distinguished career. Kevin Kline is also excellent and performs one of my favorite roles he has ever played.

Biko brashly challenges the Afrikanner government and is banned from ever speaking again.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By leslies_library on August 12, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
What a treat to see this beautiful film on dvd. I had seen it on vhs years ago, and recently found and read BIKO by Donald Woods, on which the film was based. The movie stays very close to the book.

For those interested, the book delves much deeper into Biko's life and character, and gives a good summarized history of South Africa. The book also gives more information about the transformation of Woods from a liberal to an activist and the development of their friendship.

Denzel's performance is top notch, and the music moving. You will have a lump in your throat at the end. I found the movie even more enjoyable after reading the book and seeing it on dvd.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jon Saye on April 9, 2003
Format: DVD
Mr Keogh claims that this movie is only semi-successful because its focus shifts halfway through to focus on Donald Woods' attempt to escape South Africa. I do not think that this is a flaw in the film, though, because the film was based upon Woods' writings about both Steve Biko AND his escape from South Africa. The movie was not intended to be simply a biopic about Biko, because it was based upon the work that Woods wrote.
I watched this film in an African Philosphy course in which we read some of Biko's own work and personally, I feel that the entire film is a wonderful film. It is true that the emphasis does shift to Donald Woods' escape, but the scene where he is looking down on South Africa from the airplane that then shifts to the protest/massacre of school children is both beutifally stirring (the protest) and utterly horrific (the massacre that then esues). To anyone interested in human rights or the struggles agains Apartheid that Biko helped contribute to, I would recommend this movie highly.
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