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      Cry of the Innocent

      1980 1h 45m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 22% Audience Score 100+ Ratings U.S. insurance executive and ex-Green Beret Steve Donegin (Rod Taylor) is on vacation in Ireland with his family when a private plane crashes, killing his wife and children. Donegin becomes suspicious when he discovers that a scientist was on board the aircraft and that his death may have been the work of criminals. Joining him in the investigation is Candia Leighton (Joanna Pettet), a beautiful journalist who bears a striking resemblance to Donegin's dead wife, Cynthia. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member An ex-Green Beret searches for those responsible after his family becomes collateral damage in a corporate terrorist small plane bombing. Surprisingly good Irish TV movie complete with evident splices for commercial breaks. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Well produced television made movie, helped very much by Rod Taylor?s presence and the beautiful Ireland location filming. It?s a good mystery, reasonably suspenseful and well paced. It has it?s predictable moments, but also some originality. Not bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member 60/100. Well produced television made movie, helped very much by Rod Taylor's presence and the beautiful Ireland location filming. It's a good mystery, reasonably suspenseful and well paced. It has it's predictable moments, but also some originality. Not bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I never make mistakes. You know that. A Green Beret Vietnam veteran and his family are vacationing in Ireland when a plane crash kills the wife and child leaving the Green Beret wondering why. When news surfaces that the plan crash was not an accident, the Green Beret begins a revenge investigation and inflects vigilante justice. "The only way to whip a pyramid is to cut the top off...and then its got no point." Michael O'Herlihy, director of I Married Wyatt Earp, A Time for Miracles, O'Malley, Deadly Harvest, and Young Pioneers, delivers Cry of the Innocent. The storyline for this picture is okay but a bit unimaginative. The end seemed a bit mechanical and at times the characters seemed to be going through the motions. The cast included Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet, and Nigel Davenport. "I can change my mind and dislike you." Cry of the Innocent is part of a box set I received for Christmas last year from my father. The film contains beautiful settings and backdrops, but that was about the only thing going for this movie. The main character was a bit old for the lead part and his action scenes were cheesy and felt unrealistic. I'd skip this picture. "She has the answers before she asks the questions." Grade: D Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Ex-Green Beret and family man seeks revenge against corporate evildoers who sabotaged a plane that crashed into his home. Taylor seemed a little old for the lead and killer Tooms was reduced to jello rather easily in the final confrontation. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member An ex-Green Beret searches for those responsible after his family becomes collateral damage in a corporate terrorist small plane bombing. Surprisingly good Irish TV movie complete with evident splices for commercial breaks. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis U.S. insurance executive and ex-Green Beret Steve Donegin (Rod Taylor) is on vacation in Ireland with his family when a private plane crashes, killing his wife and children. Donegin becomes suspicious when he discovers that a scientist was on board the aircraft and that his death may have been the work of criminals. Joining him in the investigation is Candia Leighton (Joanna Pettet), a beautiful journalist who bears a striking resemblance to Donegin's dead wife, Cynthia.
      Director
      Michael O'Herlihy
      Producer
      Michael O'Herlihy
      Screenwriter
      Sidney Michaels
      Production Co
      NBC Film, Tara Productions, Tara Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 11, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 45m