DVD The butler [videorecording] / director, Lee Daniels; producer, Lee Daniels; producer, Cassian Elwes; producer, Buddy Patrick; producer, Laura Ziskin; writer, Danny Strong.
Publication year: 2014
Media class: DVD
Resource type: Physical
Extras to be confirmed, Region 2, 1 disc(s), Interactive menus, Languages (English).
Made in 2013.
Based on the career of White House butler Eugene Allen.
Credits: music, Rodrigo Leao; cinematographer, Andrew Dunn.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, Clarence Williams III, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, Alan Rickman.
Extent: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : col.
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
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Historical drama directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker. The film tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Whitaker)'s 34-year career working as head butler at the White House. Beginning his tenure under President Eisenhower (Robin Williams), Cecil would see another seven presidents come and go throughout his career and was present at the highest level of the state during some of the most tumultuous periods in the 20th century including the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. The ensemble cast includes John Cusack, James Marsden, Liev Schreiber, Alan Rickman and Oprah Winfrey.
BBFC code: 12.