Original Australian Daybill movie poster Kramer Vs Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American family courtroom drama film directed and written by Robert Benton, based on Avery Corman's novel. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander and Justin Henry.The film upon release received critical acclaim with particular praise for the performances of its cast. The film also became a major commercial success grossing $106.3 million against a budget of $6 million, becoming the highest grossing film of 1979. The film received a leading nine nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards winning the highest five: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Leading Actor (Hoffman) and Best Supporting Actress (Streep).