Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
Directed By Steven Spielberg
Screenplay By Tom Stoppard
Cast Christian Bale, Miranda Richardson, John Malkovich
Produced By Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Shapiro
Film Editing By Michael Kahn
Cinematography By Allen Daviau
Music By John Williams

Amblin Entertainment


United States


English, Japanese, Mandarin

Release Date

December 25, 1987


154 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Warner Bros.

Budget $35,000,000
Gross $66,240,000
Based on Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard


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  • Christian Bale as Jamie "Jim" Graham
  • John Malkovich as Basie
  • Joe Pantoliano as Frank Demarest
  • Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Victor
  • Nigel Havers as Dr. Rawlins
  • Ben Stiller as Dainty
  • Masato Ibu as Sgt. Nagata
  • Emily Richard as Mary Graham
  • Rupert Frazer as John Graham
  • Guts Ishimatsu as Sgt. Uchida
  • Emma Piper as Amy Matthews
  • Susan Leong as Amah
  • David Neidorf as Tiptree



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