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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.

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Available on 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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Kramer vs. Kramer
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Kramer vs. Kramer came out in 1979 and has a total running time of 105 minutes. Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry and Howard Duff star in this award winning film. Joanna Kramer decides to leave her husband Ted Kramer because she feels he doesn’t give her enough attention. Ted Kramer is a workaholic and always puts work before his family. Things change once Joanna leaves. Now he has to deal with housekeeping and taking care of their son Billy. But trouble occurs when Joanna comes for Billy. Ted refuses to give up his son so they go to court to battle for custody of their son Billy.