Finding the Truth: The Making of Kramer vs. Kramer

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Release date: January 01, 2001
Directed by: Michael Arick
Produced by: Columbia TriStar Home Video
Running time: 49 minutes

22 years after the making of "Kramer vs. Kramer", the cast and crew of the film was interviewed on the film, its making and its impact in 1979. "Finding the Truth" features commentaries by director Robert Benton and producer Stanley Jaffe, author Avery Corman and the stars Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander and Justin Henry, who still holds the record as the youngest actor ever to receive an Oscar nomination. It's an in-depth look on how the roles were cast and how the movie was shot with insightful information and anecdotes.

Robert Benton, Stanley Jaffe, Avery Corman, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Meryl Streep notes in the documentary: “I first heard about it through my agent who knew that I was greedy to work and I was playing in Central Park in “The Taming of the Shrew”, free Shakespeare in Central Park, and I was shooting Woody Allen’s movie, too. But my agent sent me up anyway because I only had two weeks to shoot on Woody’s movie and he sent me to Stanley Jaffe, who said: ‘How do you think you can… you can’t shoot someone else’s movie and be in a play and be in our movie, this is a very important movie’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but I just have a little bit part, I’m just in the very beginning and the very big end, and, you know, if you work it around I can work on Woody’s movie in the middle. I was a repertory actress, means you work on a lot of different places at the same time and I thought I could do it”.