Lee Daniels' The Butler

Release date: August 15, 2013
(p.m. screenings)

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Director: Lee Daniels

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and disturbing image, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smok


Starring: John Cusack, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Jr. , Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Cuba Gooding, Minka Kelly, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz

Genre: Drama, Biography

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

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Plot Summary:

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels ("Precious") directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong ("Game Change").

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