Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG  |   |  Drama

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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.



  • Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Meryl Streep and Howard Duff in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep at an event for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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Dustin Hoffman, who was going through a marital separation and who divorced his first wife soon after filming ended, contributed many personal moments and dialogue. Director Robert Benton, offered shared screenplay credit, but Hoffman turned it down.


Joanna Kramer: I love you, Billy.
Billy Kramer: I love you too, Mommy.


Just after Ted & Billy finish "Don't let the bedbugs bite", Billy's hands with the stuffed animal changed from being next to his head to down by his chest.

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