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Empire of the Sun (1987)

Opens on June 29

Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 153 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1987

Starring: Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

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, 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 spirit, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.