Kramer vs. Kramer
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Kramer vs. Kramer

Year:
Duration:
105 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
7.8
Director:
Robert Benton
Awards:
Won 5 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 17 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1979-12-19
Filming Locations: Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Gross: $98,982,763 (USA) (26 May 1980)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
Kramer vs. Kramer
Dustin Hoffman
Ted Kramer
Meryl Streep
Joanna Kramer
Justin Henry
Billy Kramer
Howard Duff
John Shaunessy
George Coe
Jim O'Connor
JoBeth Williams
Phyllis Bernard
Bill Moor
Gressen
Howland Chamberlain
Judge Atkins
Jack Ramage
Spencer
Jess Osuna
Ackerman
Nicholas Hormann
Interviewer
Ellen Parker
Teacher
Shelby Brammer
Ted's Secretary
Carol Nadell
Mrs. Kline
Donald Gantry
Surgeon
Judith Calder
Receptionist
Peter Lownds
Norman
Kathleen Keller
Waitress
Ingeborg Sørensen
Woman at Christmas Party (as Ingeborg Sorensen)
Richard Barris
Partygoer
Evelyn Hope Bunn
Partygoer
Joann Friedman
Partygoer
Quentin J. Hruska
Partygoer
Joe Seneca
Partygoer
Dan Tyra
Court Clerk
David Golden
Grocer
Petra King
Petie Phelps
Melissa Morell
Kim Phelps
Frederick W. Hand
Street Musician
Scott Kuney
Street Musician
Sean Albertson
Boy in Hospital (uncredited)
Matteo Cafiso
Schoolmate; Boy in Park (uncredited)
Llewellyn Lafford
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Conrad Pomerleau
Waiter (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
At the Governor's Ball held after the 1980 Academy Awards Ceremony, actress Meryl Streep left the Best Supporting Actress Oscar she had won for this film in the ladies' room.
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Billy's crying is real. The director asked Justin Henry to think of a saddening memory before the take. Reportedly, at the Golden Globe Awards in 1980, when Ricky Schroder won the Best New Male Star of the Year award, according to the book 'The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History', Henry "threw a raging tantrum".
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When Justin Henry was Oscar nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, Henry at age 8 became the youngest ever person to be nominated for this award as well as the youngest ever Oscar nominee in any category, a record which still stands today [August 2012].
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Goofs
After Ted gets mad at Billy for eating ice cream instead of dinner, he carries him from the kitchen into the living room and the spoon in Billy's hand disappears.
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The position of Phyllis' hands change several times when she is in the hallway naked.
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Dustin Hoffman pours raw egg & milk mixture into the pan while making the french toast. Later the pan contents burn. The close-up shows it all as browning. After that close-up Hoffman drops the pan on the floor. The egg and milk mixture flies out, and it is raw again.
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Quotes
Billy Kramer: When's Mommy coming back?
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Ted Kramer: Margaret, I just need to know something. Did you put Joanna up to this?
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Billy Kramer: Daddy?
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Faq
Q
How does it end?
A
Joanna Kramer wins custody of Billy. However, when she comes to pick him up, she tells Ted she decided to let him keep Billy. A teary Joanna goes up to see Billy, as Ted tells her she looks "terrific".
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander Iris Klein