Kramer vs. Kramer

Lists: Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1970s, Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "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. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted however refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son."

Overall Ranking: 415 (Rank from 1979: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Dustin Hoffman (Ted Kramer)
  • Meryl Streep (Joanna Kramer)
  • Jane Alexander (Margaret Phelps)
  • Justin Henry (Billy Kramer)
  • Howard Duff (John Shaunessy)
  • George Coe (Jim OConnor)
  • JoBeth Williams (Phyllis Bernard (as Jobeth Williams))
  • Bill Moor (Gressen)
  • Howland Chamberlain (Judge Atkins)
  • Jack Ramage (Spencer)
  • Jess Osuna (Ackerman)
  • Nicholas Hormann (Interviewer)
  • Ellen Parker (Teacher)
  • Shelby Brammer (Teds Secretary)
  • Carol Nadell (Mrs. Kline)
  • Robert Benton (Director)
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