Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann

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Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann
Cry in the Wild - The Taking of Peggy Ann DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Written byDurrell Royce Crays
Directed byCharles Correll
StarringMegan Follows
David Morse
Dion Anderson
Music bySylvester Levay
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Joel Fields
Ronald H. Gilbert
Leonard Hill
Producer(s)Ardythe Goergens
CinematographySteven Shaw
Editor(s)Mark Rosenbaum
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Leonard Hill Films
Ron Gilbert Associates
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMay 6, 1991

Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann is a 1991 American television movie directed by Charles Correll.[1] The plot is based on the true story of the abduction of Peggy Ann Bradnick by an ex-convict and ex-mental patient William Diller Hollenbaugh which took place in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1966. The film was first aired on NBC, on May 6, 1991, and was the most-watched primetime show of the week.[2]


  • David Morse as Bicycle Pete
  • Megan Follows as Peggy Ann Bradnick
  • Dion Anderson as Ruegg
  • Tom Atkins as Jamieson
  • Travis Swords as Mitulski
  • David Soul as Terry Anderson
  • Jack Kehler as Eugene Bradnick
  • Taylor Fry as Carol Jean Bradnick
  • James Cranna as Lt. Mitarnowski
  • Michael Girardin as Mixell
  • Ronnie Dee Blaire as Bodine
  • Kathryn Howell as Mildred Bradnick
  • Michelle Leaman as Mary-Louise Bradnick
  • Jason Rojek as Daryl Koontz
  • Zachary Barton as Martha
  • Gregory Fortescue as Martha's Husband
  • Stacy Sadurni as Martha's Friend
  • Robert Zameroski as James Bradnick
  • Michael Richard O'Rourke as Sharpe
  • John Gavigan as Ned Price
  • Douglas Rowe as Tom McGinn
  • Betsy Andrade as farm woman
  • Terry Ward as reporter #1
  • Peter Fitzsimmons as reporter #2


  1. ^ Letofsky, Irv (6 May 1991). "'Cry in the Wild' Explores the Love of an Outcast". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ (16 May 1991). Here are the Top 10 national prime-time shows for the week..., Chicago Tribune

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