Overview

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

  1. Alan J. Pakula

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski

  2. Kevin Kline

    Kevin Kline

    Nathan Landau

  3. Peter MacNicol

    Peter MacNicol

    Stingo

  4. Rita Karin

    Rita Karin

    Yetta

  5. Stephen D. Newman

    Larry

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Sophie's Choice
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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 8, 1982
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 31m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $30,036,000.00

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