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"Kramer vs. Kramer" meets the movie-of-the-week in this controversial and emotionally moving story of a social worker (Lange) who adopts the title character, an African American baby abandoned by his drug-addicted mother (Berry). Courtroom battle ensues when four years later mom, now clean and sober, discovers Isaiah is alive. She enlists the aid of a lawyer (Jackson) known for his high-profile, racially charged cases. Lange and Berry lead the parade of fine performances. Taking on some volatile issues, director Gyllenhaal manages (for the most part) to refrain from melodrama. Based on the novel by Seth Margolis.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Custody Battles, Adoption & Orphans, African America, Justice Prevails...?, Parenthood, Rescue Missions, Women, Law & Lawyers
Screenplay
Naomi Foner
Cast
Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Cinematography
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Director
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Music
Mark Isham
Producer
Jr. Howard W. Koch, Naomi Foner, Paramount Pictures

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