PG | | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, 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.
Meryl Streep wrote her own courtroom speech upon Writer and Director Robert Benton's suggestion, after she told him she wasn't satisfied with the way it was originally written.
I love you, Billy.
Billy Kramer: I love you too, Mommy.
When Ted goes to apply for a job, the date is Friday, December 22. Near the end of the film when Ted's lawyer reads the court ruling, the ruling is dated Monday, January 23. If December 22 was a Friday (as it was in 1978), then it's impossible that January 23 fell on a Monday. In fact, the next time January 23 fell on a Monday wasn't until 1984.
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