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Lee Daniels' The Butler

August 16 - September 5, 2013

USA | 2013 | 126 Minutes | Lee Daniels

From the director of Precious comes the story of a man that parallels the story of a nation. Forest Whitaker leads an all-star cast as a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades.

White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) came from a life of poverty and strife into a world where he was given a front row seat for some the most dramatic changes in US history. As he witnesses history in the making - from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond - he discovers how these changes affect his life and family.

Based on a story from the Washington Post about longtime White House butler Eugene Allen, and co-written by director Lee Daniels and Emmy-award winning writer Danny Strong (Game Change), the film features an all star ensemble cast that includes Oprah Winfrey as Gaines' loving wife Gloria, Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, and many more.

Director: Lee Daniels
Principal Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Nelsan Ellis, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Robin Williams
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Screenplay: Lee Daniels, Danny Strong
Rating: PG-13
US Distributor: The Weinstein Company
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