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Empire of the Sun

1987 Rated PG 2hr 33m

Steven Spielberg directs a young Christian Bale in a stunning feature-film debut as Jim, a British expatriate who's separated from his parents when the Japanese army invades Shanghai at the outset of World War II. Eventually interned in a civilian prison camp, Jim hooks up with several American prisoners (led by John Malkovich) and becomes the camp mascot. Elsewhere, war tidings grow ominous for the Japanese.

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Movie Details

Awards
1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1988 Academy Award®
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
Ratings
PG
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
14
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Korean

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette.

Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1

Subtitles

English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Castilian): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes featurette.