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.

  1. Robert Benton

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Avery Corman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    Ted Kramer

  2. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Joanna Kramer

  3. Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Margaret Phelps

  4. Justin Henry

    Justin Henry

    Billy Kramer

  5. Howard Duff

    Howard Duff

    John Shaunessy

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Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 19, 1979


    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 1h 45m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $106,260,000.00



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