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Lee Daniels' The Butler


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GF Rating

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Movie Details

  • Release Date 1/14/2014
  • Studio The Weinstein Company
  • Platform DVD Movies
  • Genre Drama

Disturbing Images, Language, Sexual Material, Some Violence, Thematic Elements, Smoking

Movie Description

Lee Daniels' sprawling biopic is based on the remarkable true story of White House butler Eugene Allen. Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) is an African American servant who attended eight U.S. presidents, beginning with Dwight Eisenhower. While Gaines deals with racism by serving the needs of white America's most powerful men, his son charts an opposing course and becomes a leader in the world of radical Black Power activism. The film contrasts the personal and historical fallout of race in America in a single narrative of unique power and insight. The cast includes heavyweights like Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, and more.

Specs & Requirements

Length 132

Director Lee Daniels

Special Features -Lee Daniels' The Butler: An American Story -The Original Freedom Fighters -Deleted Scenes -"You And I Ain't Nothin' No More" Performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz -Gag Reel

Theatrical Release Date 2013

Subtitles Spanish, English SDH

Languages English, French, Spanish

Screen Format 1.85:1