PG | | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
The stenographer in the courtroom scenes was a real one. In between takes, Dustin Hoffman would chat with her and he asked her if she worked on many divorce cases. She replied that she used to but was burnt out by the experience as she found them to be too ... ...
I love you, Billy.
Billy Kramer: I love you too, Mommy.
The entire contention of Ted's custody of Billy rested on his ability to manage both his job and his parenting. Given that Ted was a successful advertising executive that had just landed the big airline account and was on his way to making partner, Ted could have easily afforded to hire a nanny to take care of Billy during the day, leaving no doubts to Ted's boss who exaggerated about Ted having to be available "24 hours a day, 7 days a week," which no advertising agency would ever demand of its associates.
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