There are three sides to this love story!

Returning home late from work one night, a career-obsessed Ted Kramer is told by his wife, Joanna, that she is leaving him. After a lifetime of being "somebody's wife," she's going off to find herself, leaving Ted to care for their six-year-old son. Ted, while trying to hold down his job, gets to really know his son as few fathers do: cooking his meals, taking him to the park, understanding every need and fear. For the first time in his life he feels like a fulfilled parent. But then Joanna returns--and she wants her son back.

  • 1HR 45MIN ' PG-13
  • Courtroom Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Dustin HoffmanTed Kramer

  • Meryl StreepJoanna Kramer

  • Jane AlexanderMargaret Phelps

  • Justin HenryBill Kramer

  • Howard DuffJohn Shaunessy

  • Robert BentonDirector & Screenplay

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