Empire of the Sun

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

Genres: Drama, History, War
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1987-12-09
Run time: 153 minute / 2:33
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $22,238,696
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tom Stoppard, Menno Meyjes.
Production Companies : Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


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

Tom Stoppard Screenplay
Menno Meyjes Screenplay

Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Frank Marshall Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Robert Shapiro Executive Producer

John Williams Original Music Composer

Allen Daviau Director of Photography

Michael Kahn Editor

J.G. Ballard Novel

Allen Daviau Cinematography
Juan Estelrich Jr. Second Unit

Norman Reynolds Production Design

Alan L. Nineberg ADR Editor

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