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.

Standardized Title:
Lee Daniels' The butler.
Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Entertainment : Starz Media, [2014]
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Employees -- Drama.
Allen, Eugene, 1919-2010 -- Drama.
Haygood, Wil -- Film adaptations.
Allen, Eugene, 1919-2010.
Haygood, Wil.
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Butlers -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- History -- Drama.
Butlers -- United States -- Drama.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Manners and customs
Politics and government.
Presidents -- Staff.
United States
Servicio doméstico -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Presidentes -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Familias -- Teatro.
Local subjects:
Spanish language materials.
French language materials.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- United States.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Drama films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
French language materials -- Bilingual.
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Materiales en español -- Bilingüe.
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish; optional subtitles in Spanish.
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
wide screen (1.85:1)
video file DVD video region 1
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.
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.
Director of photography, Andrew Dunn; production designer, Tim Galvin; editor, Joe Klotz; costume designer, Ruth E. Carter; music, Rodrigo Leão.
Inspired by the article "A butler well served by this election" and the book "The butler: a witness to history", both by Wil Haygood.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2013.
Special 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.
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 March 6- film producer.
Johnson, Sheila C., film producer.
Johnson, Brett, film producer.
Salloway, Matthew, film producer.
Stafford, Earl W., film producer.
Weinstein, Bob, 1953- film producer.
Weinstein, Harvey, 1952- film producer.
Blavatinik, Len, 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, actor.
Smith, LaJessie, actor.
Fertitta, John P. actor.
Gleason, Jim, 1964- actor.
White, Isaac, 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, film editor.
Carter, Ruthe, costume designer.
Leão, Rodrigo, composer (expression)
Knight, Gladys, 1944- performer.
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.
Publisher Number:
013132611815 (set container)
WC61180 Anchor Bay Entertainment
WC00343 Anchor Bay Entertainment
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