Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

There are three sides to this love story.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-12-07
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 2101 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Benton
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Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.

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  • Dustin Hoffman

    as Ted Kramer
  • Meryl Streep

    as Joanna Kramer
  • Jane Alexander

    as Margaret Phelps
  • Justin Henry

    as Billy Kramer
  • Howard Duff

    as John Shaunessy
  • George Coe

    as Jim O'Connor
  • JoBeth Williams

    as Phyllis Bernard
  • Bill Moor

    as Gressen
  • Howland Chamberlain

    as Judge Atkins
  • Jack Ramage

    as Spencer
  • Jess Osuna

    as Ackerman
  • Nicholas Hormann

    as Interviewer
  • Ellen Parker

    as Teacher
  • Shelby Brammer

    as Ted's Secretary
  • Carol Nadell

    as Mrs. Kline
  • Donald Gantry

    as Surgeon
  • Joe Seneca

    as Partygoer
  • David Golden

    as Grocer
  • Sean Albertson

    as Boy in Hospital (uncredited)
  • Iris Klein

    as Partygoer (as Iris Alhanti)
  • Lori Randolph

    as Blonde Little Girl at park (uncredited)
Directing Robert Benton Director
Writing Robert Benton Screenplay
Writing Avery Corman Novel
Production Stanley R. Jaffe Producer
Camera Néstor Almendros Director of Photography
Editing Gerald B. Greenberg Editor
Production Shirley Rich Casting
Production Richard Fischoff Associate Producer
Production David Golden Production Manager
Art Paul Sylbert Production Design
Art Alan Hicks Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Coscia Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Allen Weisinger Makeup Artist
Art Merle Eckert Construction Coordinator
Crew Edward Garzero Scenic Artist
Editing Bill Pankow Assistant Editor
Production Brooke Kennedy Location Manager
Sound Erma E. Levin Music Editor
Directing Renata Stoia Script Supervisor
Camera Holly Bower Still Photographer
Lighting Jerry DeBlau Best Boy Electric
Sound Arthur Bloom Boom Operator
Art Thomas Saccio Property Master
Directing Thomas John Kane First Assistant Director
Directing Yudi Bennett Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Putnam Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Al Craine Costumer
Production Marion Billings Publicist
Crew Ann Guerin Unit Publicist
Camera Kenneth Goss Key Grip
Camera Tom Priestley Jr. Camera Operator
Camera Vinnie Gerardo First Assistant Camera
Sound Stan Bochner Sound Editor
Sound Jack C. Jacobsen Sound Mixer
Sound Sanford Rackow Supervising Sound Editor
Sound James Perdue Sound Recordist