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Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG
153 min | Drama, History, War

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Writers
Tom Stoppard (screenplay) | J.G. Ballard (novel)
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Budget
$ 35,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,314,509
Gross (USA)
$ 22,238,696
Gross (World)
$ 66,700,000
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Release date
Dec 25, 1987 (United States)

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Joe Pantoliano
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Masatô Ibu
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Emily Richard
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Rupert Frazer
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Robert Stephens
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Eric Flynn
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7.8 / 10 | 101,605 votes