Empire of the Sun

To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.

Empire of the Sun (1987)


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.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tom Stoppard, Menno Meyjes.

Release Date: 1987-12-09
Status: Released
Run time: 153 min / 2:33
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $22,238,696
Production Companies : Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Christian Bale
Jim 'Jamie' Graham
John Malkovich
Miranda Richardson
Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Ben Stiller
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips
Masat┼Ź Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard
Mary Graham, Jim's mother
Rupert Frazer
John Graham, Jim's father
Peter Galea
Mr. Victor
Takatar├┤ Kataoka
Kamikaze Boy Pilot
David Neidorf
Ralph Seymour
Robert Stephens
Mr. Lockwood
Zhai Nai She
Guts Ishimatsu
Sgt. Uchida
Emma Piper
Amy Matthews
Jack Dearlove
Singing Prisoner
Anna Turner
Mrs. Gilmour
Ann Castle
Mrs. Phillips
Yvonne Gilan
Mrs. Lockwood
Ralph Michael
Mr. Partridge
Sybil Maas
Mrs. Hug
Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner
James Walker
Mr. Radik


Directing Steven Spielberg Director
Writing Tom Stoppard Screenplay
Writing Menno Meyjes Screenplay
Production Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Production Frank Marshall Producer
Production Steven Spielberg Producer
Production Robert Shapiro Executive Producer
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Camera Allen Daviau Director of Photography
Editing Michael Kahn Editor
Writing J.G. Ballard Novel
Crew Allen Daviau Cinematography
Crew Juan Estelrich Jr. Second Unit
Art Norman Reynolds Production Design
Sound Alan L. Nineberg ADR Editor

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