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Lee Daniels' The butler / 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.

Daniels, Lee, 1959- (film director,, film producer.). Strong, Danny, 1974- (screenwriter,, film producer.). Williams, Pamela Oas, (film producer.). Ziskin, Laura, (film producer.). Patrick, Buddy, 1984- (film producer.). Elwes, Cassian, 1959- (film producer.). Finley, Michael, 1973- (film producer.). Johnson, Sheila C., (film producer.). Johnson, Brett (Fashion designer), (film producer.). Salloway, Matthew, (film producer.). Stafford, Earl W., (film producer.). Weinstein, Bob, 1953- (film producer.). Weinstein, Harvey, 1952- (film producer.). Blavatnik, Len, 1957- (film producer.). Giladi, Aviv, (film producer.). Holden, Vince, (film producer.). Bruce, James T., 1984- (film producer.). Wright, R. Bryan, (film producer.). Destro, Elizabeth, (film producer.). Kessler, Jordan, (film producer.). Shor, Hilary, (film producer.). Merims, Adam, (film producer.). Whitaker, Forest, (actor.). Winfrey, Oprah, (actor.). Carey, Mariah, (actor.). Cusack, John, 1966- (actor.). Fonda, Jane, 1937- (actor.). Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968- (actor.). Howard, Terrence, (actor.). Kravitz, Lenny, (actor,, performer.). Marsden, James, 1973- (actor.). Oyelowo, David, (actor.). Pettyfer, Alex, 1990- (actor.). Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- (actor.). Rickman, Alan, (actor.). Schreiber, Liev, (actor.). Williams, Robin, 1951-2014 (actor.). DaCosta, Yaya, 1982- (actor.). Ameen, Aml, 1985- (actor.). Banner, David, (actor.). Rainey, Michael, Jr., (actor.). Smith, LaJessie, (actor.). Fertitta, John P., (actor.). Gleason, Jim, 1964- (actor.). White, Isaac (Actor), (actor.). Chrest, Joe, (actor.). Gordon, Nealla, (actor.). Domingo, Colman, (actor.). Ellis, Nelsan, (actor.). Kelley, Elijah, (actor.). Kelly, Minka, 1980- (actor.). Lenox, Adriane, (actor.). Mo (Mo McRae), (actor.). Walker, Pernell, (actor.). Williams, Jesse, 1981- (actor.). Williams, Clarence, III, 1939- (actor.). Dunn, Andrew (Andrew William), (director of photography.). Galvin, Tim, (production designer.). Klotz, Joe, (editor of moving image work.). Carter, Ruthe, (costume designer.). Leão, Rodrigo, (composer (expression)). Knight, Gladys, 1944- (performer.). Haygood, Wil. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Butler well served by this election. (Added Author). Weinstein Company, (production company.). Windy Hill Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Follow Through Productions (Firm), (production company.). Salamander Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Pam Williams Productions (Firm), (production company.). Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., (film distributor.). 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. (Cast).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786315195877
  • ISBN: 6315195873
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Entertainment : [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title and credits from screen.
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.
Restrictions on Access Note:
For private home use only.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; production designer, Tim Galvin ; edited by Joe Klotz ; costume designer, Ruth E. Carter ; music by Rodrigo Leão.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
System Details Note:
DVD format; NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish sountracks with optional Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Allen, Eugene, 1919-2010 > Drama.
Haygood, Wil > Film adaptations.
Allen, Eugene, 1919-2010.
Haygood, Wil.
White House (Washington, D.C.) > Employees > Drama.
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Butlers > United States > Biography > Drama.
Butlers > United States > Drama.
Presidents > United States > Staff > Drama.
Families > Drama.
Servicio doméstico > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Presidentes > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Familias > Teatro.
Butlers.
Employees.
Families.
Manners and customs.
Politics and government.
Presidents > Staff.
United States > Politics and government > History > Drama.
United States > Social life and customs > Drama.
United States.
Genre: DVDs.
French language materials > Bilingual.
Spanish language materials > Bilingual.
Feature films > United States.
Materiales en español > Bilingüe.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
History.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.