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Lee Daniels' the Butler

Weinstein Company presents a Laura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pamela Oas Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; written by Danny Strong ; directed by Lee Daniels
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, 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.
Director
Lee Daniels
Performers
Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Aml Ameen, Clarence Williams III, John P. Fertitta, Jim Gleason, Isaac White, Joe Chrest.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
132 min.
Language
English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking
Notes
  • Based on the novel by Wil Haygood.
  • Special features: Lee Daniels' The Butler: An American Story; the original freedom riders; deleted scenes; music video "You and I ain't nothin' no more" performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz; gag reel.
Variant Title
Butler
Credits
Cinematographer, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; composer (music score), Rodrigo Leão.
Published
Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
Publisher no.
ZWC61180 Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
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