Kramer vs. Kramer Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Kramer vs. Kramer the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Highly acclaimed family drama about an advertising executive husband and child left behind when their wife and mother leaves on a quest to find herself, and the subsequent courtroom battle for custody when she returns. Hoffman and Streep give exacting performances as does young Henry. Successfully moves you from tears to laughter and back again. Based on the novel by Avery Corman.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Custody Battles, Dads, Divorce, Advertising, War Between the Sexes, Top Grossing Films of 1979, Single Parents, New York, New York, Christmas, Stay-at-Home Dads
Screenplay
Robert Benton
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Howard Duff, JoBeth Williams
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Director
Robert Benton
Other
Gerald B. Greenberg
Producer
Columbia Pictures, Stanley Jaffe

Awards

Oscars 1979: Actor (Hoffman), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Benton), Picture, Support. Actress (Streep); Directors Guild 1979: Director (Benton); Golden Globes 1980: Actor--Drama (Hoffman), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Streep); L.A. Film Critics 1979: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Benton), Film, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Streep); Natl. Bd. of Review 1979: Support. Actress (Streep); N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Actor (Hoffman), Film, Support. Actress (Streep); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1979: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Benton), Support. Actress (Streep); Writers Guild 1979: Adapt. Screenplay.

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