Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG   |    |  Drama, History, War


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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

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Trivia

In Rescue Dawn (2006), 19 years after this film, Christian Bale recounts an incident during World War II in which an American fighter plane on a strafing run flew closely past him with the canopy open, and the pilots looking straight at him, with his goggles up.


Quotes

Narrator: In 1941 China and Japan had been in a state of undeclared war for four years. A Japanese army of occupation was in control of much of the countryside and many towns and cities. In Shanghai thousands of Westerners, protected by the diplomatic ...


Goofs

When Jamie is thrown into the truck to Soochow, Christian Bale really cuts the top of his head. Blood appears above his forehead, and a drop splashes on his nose.

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Genres

Drama | History | War

Details

Release Date:

25 December 1987

Language

English, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,314,509 (USA) (13 December 1987)

Gross:

$22,238,696 (USA)

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