Empire of the Sun

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Overview

The story of young English boy who lives with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.

  1. Menno Meyjes

    Screenplay

  2. J.G. Ballard

    Novel

  3. Steven Spielberg

    Director

  4. Tom Stoppard

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Christian Bale

    Christian Bale

    Jim 'Jamie' Graham

  2. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich

    Basie

  3. Miranda Richardson

    Miranda Richardson

    Mrs. Victor

  4. Nigel Havers

    Nigel Havers

    Dr. Rawlins

  5. Ben Stiller

    Ben Stiller

    Dainty

  6. Joe Pantoliano

    Joe Pantoliano

    Frank Demarest

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 33m

Budget $38,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 9, 1987
    PG, Premiere

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