Empire of the Sun (1987)

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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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 83% / Audience 90%

Rated PG,  2 hr 33 mins

GENRES
Drama • History • War
DIRECTION
Steven Spielberg
CAST
Christian Bale  •  John Malkovich  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Nigel Havers

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Christian Bale Jim 'Jamie' Graham
John Malkovich Basie
Miranda Richardson Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers Dr. Rawlins
Ben Stiller Dainty
Joe Pantoliano Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips Maxton
Masatō Ibu Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard Mary Graham, Jim's mother
Rupert Frazer John Graham, Jim's father
Peter Galea Mr. Victor
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