"Empire of the Sun" quotes

Empire of the Sun poster
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 spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tom Stoppard, J.G. Ballard, Menno Meyjes
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, history, war
Year: 1987
MetaScore: 62/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: $22,238,696
Released: 25 Dec 1987
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 13 wins & 17 nominations total

66 Clips

Probably my parents are on a ship to Hong Kong - Empire of the Sun 00:22
Probably my parents are on a ship to Hong Kong
This war is definitely winding down - Empire of the Sun 00:20
This war is definitely winding down
Where do you live - Empire of the Sun 00:11
Where do you live
Just think of it as   the antidote - Empire of the Sun 00:26
Just think of it as the antidote
Which side will win the war - Empire of the Sun 00:09
Which side will win the war
I can't back out - Empire of the Sun 00:16
I can't back out
If we die like the others - Empire of the Sun 00:22
If we die like the others
I can bring everyone back - Empire of the Sun 01:05
I can bring everyone back
He's a survivor - Empire of the Sun 00:13
He's a survivor
It might be a bit strange - Empire of the Sun 00:18
It might be a bit strange
We should  all  eat the weevils - Empire of the Sun 00:15
We should all eat the weevils
Why did the Japanese close the school - Empire of the Sun 00:08
Why did the Japanese close the school
The guards are leaving They're taking us upcountry - Empire of the Sun 00:13
The guards are leaving They're taking us upcountry
You'll lose a lot of weight What else you betting - Empire of the Sun 00:08
You'll lose a lot of weight What else you betting
What did you say your name was boy - Empire of the Sun 00:19
What did you say your name was boy
Are you with the American Fleet - Empire of the Sun 00:10
Are you with the American Fleet
Excuse me everyone - Empire of the Sun 00:18
Excuse me everyone
I felt the heat - Empire of the Sun 00:15
I felt the heat
Do you know where we are - Empire of the Sun 00:17
Do you know where we are
It was like a white light in the sky - Empire of the Sun 00:05
It was like a white light in the sky
We'll have to leave the camp - Empire of the Sun 00:18
We'll have to leave the camp
I want these back when they're done - Empire of the Sun 00:10
I want these back when they're done
Lockwood's invited a Chink - Empire of the Sun 00:08
Lockwood's invited a Chink
It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch out - Empire of the Sun 00:11
It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch...
Jamie Jamie - Empire of the Sun 00:06
Jamie Jamie
Take it up the Yangtze estuary - Empire of the Sun 00:21
Take it up the Yangtze estuary
Those Coney Island pilots - Empire of the Sun 00:05
Those Coney Island pilots
Help me I'm British - Empire of the Sun 00:05
Help me I'm British
No whiskey sodas - Empire of the Sun 00:07
No whiskey sodas
Can I have his shoes when he's dead - Empire of the Sun 00:09
Can I have his shoes when he's dead
Buying and selling - Empire of the Sun 00:12
Buying and selling
First I could show you some rich pickings - Empire of the Sun 01:01
First I could show you some rich pickings
I was dreaming about God What did he say - Empire of the Sun 00:31
I was dreaming about God What did he say
Difficult boy - Empire of the Sun 00:14
Difficult boy
Learned a new word today - Empire of the Sun 00:27
Learned a new word today
The Japanese will fight - Empire of the Sun 00:23
The Japanese will fight
I was dreaming about God - Empire of the Sun 00:12
I was dreaming about God
I heard you resigned from the Scouts - Empire of the Sun 00:15
I heard you resigned from the Scouts
Don't let me down kid You're an American now - Empire of the Sun 00:21
Don't let me down kid You're an American now
I can't remember what my parents look like - Empire of the Sun 00:14
I can't remember what my parents look like
He gave me a mango - Empire of the Sun 00:43
He gave me a mango
Didn't I teach you anything - Empire of the Sun 00:14
Didn't I teach you anything
Would you like a Hershey bar - Empire of the Sun 00:14
Would you like a Hershey bar
Cadillac of the sky - Empire of the Sun 00:08
Cadillac of the sky
Because this war is definitely winding down - Empire of the Sun 00:15
Because this war is definitely winding down
Basie where do you live - Empire of the Sun 00:11
Basie where do you live
Which side will win the war Ours of course - Empire of the Sun 00:06
Which side will win the war Ours of course
The plan is we're going to get a sampan - Empire of the Sun 00:19
The plan is we're going to get a sampan
I wonder how you'll take to school in England - Empire of the Sun 00:18
I wonder how you'll take to school in England
We should all eat the weevils - Empire of the Sun 00:04
We should all eat the weevils
What did you say your name was Jamie - Empire of the Sun 00:17
What did you say your name was Jamie
Are you with the American fleet - Empire of the Sun 00:08
Are you with the American fleet
Now do you know where we are We're here okay - Empire of the Sun 00:17
Now do you know where we are We're here okay
We'll have to leave the camp - Empire of the Sun 00:09
We'll have to leave the camp
I want these back when they're done - Empire of the Sun 00:05
I want these back when they're done
Lockwood's invited a Chink - Empire of the Sun 00:05
Lockwood's invited a Chink
It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch out - Empire of the Sun 00:10
It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch...
No mama No papa No whiskey soda - Empire of the Sun 00:06
No mama No papa No whiskey soda
Buying and selling Frank You know - Empire of the Sun 00:06
Buying and selling Frank You know
I learned a new word today - Empire of the Sun 00:19
I learned a new word today
I was dreaming about God What did he say - Empire of the Sun 00:10
I was dreaming about God What did he say
I hear you resigned from the Scouts I'm now an atheist - Empire of the Sun 00:07
I hear you resigned from the Scouts I'm now an atheist
Bastard - Empire of the Sun 00:33
Bastard
I can't remember what my parents look like - Empire of the Sun 00:05
I can't remember what my parents look like
Didn't I teach you anything Yes - Empire of the Sun 00:13
Didn't I teach you anything Yes
Would you like a Hershey bar Please - Empire of the Sun 00:08
Would you like a Hershey bar Please

Cast

Mrs. Victor - Miranda Richardson
Dr. Rawlins - Nigel Havers
Frank Demarest - Joe Pantoliano
Sgt. Nagata - Masatô Ibu
Mary Graham, Jim's mother - Emily Richard
John Graham, Jim's father - Rupert Frazer
Mr. Victor - Peter Gale
Kamikaze Boy Pilot - Takatarô Kataoka
Dainty - Ben Stiller
Tiptree - David Neidorf
Mr. Lockwood - Robert Stephens
Sgt. Uchida - Guts Ishimatsu
Amy Matthews - Emma Piper
Mr. Radik - James Walker
Singing Prisoner - Jack Dearlove
Mrs. Gilmour - Anna Turner
Mrs. Phillips - Ann Castle
Mrs. Lockwood - Yvonne Gilan
Mr. Partridge - Ralph Michael
Mrs. Hug - Sybil Maas
British Prisoner - Eric Flynn
British Prisoner - James Greene
British Prisoner - Simon Harrison
British Prisoner - Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner - Paula Hamilton
British Prisoner - Thea Ranft
British Prisoner - Tony Boncza
British Prisoner - Nigel Leach
British Prisoner - Sheridan Forbes
British Prisoner - Peter Copley
British Prisoner - Barbara Bolton
British Prisoner - Francesca Longrigg
British Prisoner - Samantha Warden
American Prisoner - Kieron Jecchinis
American Prisoner - Michael Crossman
American Prisoner - Gary Parker
American Prisoner - Ray Charleson
Mr. Chen - Burt Kwouk
Col. Marshall - Tom Danaher
Chinese Youth - Kong-Guo-Jun
Japanese Truck Driver - Takao Yamada
Japanese Sergeant - Airfield - Hiro Arai
Lt. Price - Paul McGann
Frenchman - Marc de Jonge
Paul's Sister - Edith Platten
Chinese Cook at Detention Centre - Shirley Chantrell
Mr. Pym - John Moore
Mrs. Pym - Ann Queensberry
Mrs. Partridge - Sylvia Marriott
Mrs. Hug's Father - Frank Duncan
Mr. Chen's Aide - Ronald Eng
Shopkeeper - Za Chuan Ce
Shopkeeper - Shi Rui Qing
Merchant - Lu Ye
Merchant - Guo Xue Liang
Merchant - Ge Yan Zhao
Guest at Masquerade Party - J.G. Ballard
Zero Pilot - Steve Bolan
Jpn Soldier / cut out - Ken Enomoto
Refugee - Paul Reynolds
British Prisoner - Rochelle Rose