Overview

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

  1. J.G. Ballard

    Novel

  2. Menno Meyjes

    Screenplay

  3. Steven Spielberg

    Director

  4. Tom Stoppard

    Screenplay

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Status Released

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  • December 9, 1987
    PG
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 33m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $22,238,696.00

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