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Lee Daniels' The butler

Author: Lee DanielsDanny StrongPamela Oas WilliamsLaura ZiskinBuddy PatrickAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Entertainment : Starz Media, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Biographical films
Historical films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography Drama
Named Person: Eugene Allen; Wil Haygood
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Daniels; Danny Strong; Pamela Oas Williams; Laura Ziskin; Buddy Patrick; Cassian Elwes; Michael Finley; Sheila C Johnson; Brett Johnson; Matthew Salloway; Earl W Stafford; Bob Weinstein; Harvey Weinstein; Len Blavatinik; Aviv Giladi; Vince Holden; James T Bruce; R Bryan Wright; Liz Destro; Jordan Kessler; Hilary Shor; Adam Merims; Forest Whitaker; Oprah Winfrey; Mariah Carey; John Cusack; Jane Fonda; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Terrence Howard; Lenny Kravitz; James Marsden; David Oyelowo; Alex Pettyfer; Vanessa Redgrave; Alan Rickman; Liev Schreiber; Robin Williams; Yaya DaCosta; Aml Ameen; David Banner; Michael Rainey; LaJessie Smith; John P Fertitta; Jim Gleason; Isaac White; Joe Chrest; Nealla Gordon; Colman Domingo; Nelsan Ellis; Elijah Kelley; Minka Kelly; Adriane Lenox; Mo; Pernell Walker; Jesse Williams; Clarence Williams; Andrew Dunn; Tim Galvin; Joe Klotz; Ruthe Carter; Rodrigo Leão; Gladys Knight; Wil Haygood; Weinstein Company,; Windy Hill Pictures,; Follow Through Productions,; Salamander Pictures,; Pam Williams Productions,; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.,
Language Note: English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
OCLC Number: 864830260
Notes: Inspired by the article "A butler well served by this election" and the book "The butler: a witness to history", both by Wil Haygood.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: Lee Daniels' The Butler: an American Story (behind-the-scenes documentary); Deleted scenes; The original freedom riders; "You and I ain't nothin' no more" performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz (music video); Gag reel.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; production designer, Tim Galvin ; edited by Joe Klotz ; costume designer, Ruth E. Carter ; music by Rodrigo Leão.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Yaya Alafia, Aml Ameen, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, John P. Fertitta, Jim Gleason, Isaac White, Joe Chrest, Colman Domingo, Nelsan Ellis, Nealla Gordon, Elijah Kelley, Minka Kelly, Adriane Lenox, Mo McRae, Pernell Walker, Jesse Williams, Clarence Williams III.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format; NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Titles: Butler
Responsibility: directed by Lee Daniels ; written by Danny Strong ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams ; produced by Laura Ziskin ; produced by Lee Daniels ; produced by Buddy Patrick ; produced by Cassian Elwes ; executive producers, Michael Finley, Sheila C. Johnson, Brett Johnson ; executive producers, Matthew Salloway, Earl W. Stafford, Danny Strong ; executive producers, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein ; executive producers, Len Blavatinik, Aviv Giladi, Vince Holden ; executive producers, James T. Bruce IV, R. Bryan Wright, Liz Destro, Jordan Kessler ; executive producers, Hilary Shor and Adam Merims ; the Weinstein Company presents a Lee Daniels film ; a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions.


Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.
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