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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG 105 min - Drama - 18 December 1979
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Winner of 5 Academy Awards®, Kramer vs. Kramer is a ground-breaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family. Young husband and father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.

Director:  Robert Benton
Stars:  Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Bill Moor, Howland Chamberlain, Jack Ramage, Jess Osuna, Nicholas Hormann, Ellen Parker, Shelby Brammer, Carol Nadell, Donald Gantry, Joe Seneca, David Golden, Sean Albertson

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Winner of 5 Academy Awards®, Kramer vs. Kramer is a ground-breaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family. Young husband and father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.



Tagline: There are three sides to this love story

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  18 December 1979

Box Office

Budget:  $8,000,000
Revenue:  $106,260,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — Dustin Hoffman {“Ted Kramer”} – WON
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Justin Henry {“Billy Kramer”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jane Alexander {“Margaret Phelps”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Meryl Streep {“Joanna Kramer”} – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Nestor Almendros
DIRECTING — Robert Benton – WON
FILM EDITING — Jerry Greenberg
BEST PICTURE — Stanley R. Jaffe, Producer  – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Robert Benton – WON


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