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  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • PG
    153 min | Drama, History, War
Empire of the Sun (1987)
PG
153 min | Drama, History, War

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation of China during World War II.
Writers
Tom Stoppard (screenplay by) | J.G. Ballard (based on the novel by)
Producers
Kathleen Kennedy (produced by) | Frank Marshall (produced by) | Steven Spielberg (produced by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 25, 1987 (United States)

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69 cast members
Name Known for
Miranda Richardson
Mrs. Victor Mrs. Victor   See fewer
Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins Dr. Rawlins   See fewer
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest Frank Demarest   See fewer
Masatô Ibu
Sgt. Nagata (as Masato Ibu) Sgt. Nagata (as Masato Ibu)   See fewer
Emily Richard
Jim's Mother Jim's Mother   See fewer
Rupert Frazer
Jim's Father Jim's Father   See fewer
Peter Gale
Mr. Victor Mr. Victor   See fewer
Takatarô Kataoka
Kamikaze Boy Pilot (as Takatoro Kataoka) Kamikaze Boy Pilot (as Takatoro Kataoka)   See fewer
Ben Stiller
Dainty Dainty   See fewer
David Neidorf
Tiptree Tiptree   See fewer
Robert Stephens
Mr. Lockwood Mr. Lockwood   See fewer
Naishe Zhai
Yang (as Zhai Nai She) Yang (as Zhai Nai She)   See fewer
Guts Ishimatsu
Sgt. Uchida Sgt. Uchida   See fewer
Emma Piper
Amy Matthews Amy Matthews   See fewer
James Walker
Mr. Radik Mr. Radik   See fewer
Jack Dearlove
Singing Prisoner Singing Prisoner   See fewer
Anna Turner
Mrs. Gilmour Mrs. Gilmour   See fewer
Ann Castle
Mrs. Phillips Mrs. Phillips   See fewer
Yvonne Gilan
Mrs. Lockwood Mrs. Lockwood   See fewer
Ralph Michael
Mr. Partridge Mr. Partridge   See fewer
Sybil Maas
Mrs. Hug Mrs. Hug   See fewer
Eric Flynn
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
James Greene
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Simon Harrison
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Paula Hamilton
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Thea Ranft
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Tony Boncza
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Nigel Leach
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Sheridan Forbes
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Peter Copley
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Barbara Bolton
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Francesca Longrigg
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Samantha Warden
British Prisoner British Prisoner   See fewer
Kieron Jecchinis
American Prisoner American Prisoner   See fewer
Michael Crossman
American Prisoner American Prisoner   See fewer
Gary Parker
American Prisoner American Prisoner   See fewer
Ray Charleson
American Prisoner American Prisoner   See fewer
Burt Kwouk
Mr. Chen Mr. Chen   See fewer
Tom Danaher
Colonel Marshall Colonel Marshall   See fewer
Kong-Guo-Jun
Chinese Youth Chinese Youth   See fewer
Takao Yamada
Japanese Truck Driver Japanese Truck Driver   See fewer
Hiro Arai
Japanese Sergeant - Airfield Japanese Sergeant - Airfield   See fewer
Paul McGann
Lieutenant Price Lieutenant Price   See fewer
Marc de Jonge
Frenchman Frenchman   See fewer
Edith Platten
Paul's Sister Paul's Sister   See fewer
Shirley Chantrell
Chinese Cook at Detention Centre Chinese Cook at Detention Centre   See fewer
John Moore
Mr. Pym Mr. Pym   See fewer
Ann Queensberry
Mrs. Pym Mrs. Pym   See fewer
Sylvia Marriott
Mrs. Partridge Mrs. Partridge   See fewer
Frank Duncan
Mrs. Hug's Father Mrs. Hug's Father   See fewer
Ronald Eng
Mr. Chen's Aide Mr. Chen's Aide   See fewer
Za Chuan Ce
Shopkeeper Shopkeeper   See fewer
Shi Rui Qing
Shopkeeper Shopkeeper   See fewer
Lu Ye
Merchant Merchant   See fewer
Guo Xue Liang
Merchant Merchant   See fewer
Ge Yan Zhao
Merchant Merchant   See fewer
Nina Armstrong
Nina (uncredited) Nina (uncredited)   See fewer
J.G. Ballard
Guest at Masquerade Party (uncredited) Guest at Masquerade Party (uncredited)   See fewer
Steve Bolan
Zero Pilot (uncredited) Zero Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken Enomoto
Japanese Soldier (scenes deleted) (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (scenes deleted) (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Reynolds
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
Rochelle Rose
British Prisoner (uncredited) British Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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