Sophie's Choice (movie)

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Sophie's Choice
Directed byAlan J. Pakula
Produced by
Screenplay byAlan J. Pakula
Based onSophie's Choice
by William Styron
Starring
Music byMarvin Hamlisch
CinematographyNestor Almendros
Edited byEvan A. Lottman
Production
companies
ITC Entertainment
Keith Barish Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Associated Film Distribution
Release date
  • December 8, 1982 (1982-12-08) (premiere)
  • December 10, 1982 (1982-12-10) (United States)[1]
Running time
151 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Languages
  • English
  • Polish
  • German
Budget$9 million[3]
Box office$30 million[4]

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American drama movie directed and written by Alan J. Pakula. It is based on William Styron's 1979 novel of the same name. The movie stars Meryl Streep as Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski. The movie is about a Polish immigrant with a dark secret from her past. It also stars Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, and Josh Mostel.

Sophie's Choice premiered in Los Angeles on December 8, 1982. It received generally positive reviews from critics.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sophie's Choice at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. "SOPHIE'S CHOICE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. January 11, 1983. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  3. Box Office Information for Sophie's Choice. Archived March 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine The Wrap. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  4. "Box Office Information for Sophie's Choice". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 1, 2013.