• Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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Release Date: 1979

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2001

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep), is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child with the help of another single parent, Margaret (Jane Alexander). When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Howland Chamberlain

Director: Robert Benton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Kramer vs. Kramer is a movie of good performances, and it had to be, because the performances can't rest on conventional melodrama. show more

  • Kramer vs. Kramer is, essentially, a television movie that was raised into the feature category by the excellence of the execution. show more

  • Kramer vs. Kramer is one of the most sensitive and least judgmental film about relationships ever made in the United States.... One of the important films. [15 Dec 1979]

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