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Kramer vs. Kramer (19-Dec-1979)

Director: Robert Benton

Writer: Robert Benton

From novel: Kramer versus Kramer by Avery Corman

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe

Keywords: Drama, Divorce, Child Custody Battle, Courtroom, New York

Ted Kramer's wife abandons her family, leaving Ted to raise their son Billy on his own. She returns 15 months later demanding a divorce and custody of young Billy. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay; received 4 nominations including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Cinematography.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jane Alexander
Actor
28-Oct-1939   The Ring
Howard Duff
Actor
24-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1990 Sam Spade on old time radio
Justin Henry
Actor
25-May-1971   Kramer vs. Kramer
Dustin Hoffman
Actor
8-Aug-1937   The Graduate
Meryl Streep
Actor
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
JoBeth Williams
Actor
6-Dec-1948   Poltergeist

CAST

Dustin Hoffman   ...   Ted Kramer
Meryl Streep   ...   Joanna Kramer
Jane Alexander   ...   Margaret Phelps
Introducing
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 Sorensen   ...   Woman at Christmas Party
Iris Alhanti   ...   Partygoer
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

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