John Adams

John Adams

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Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane

     
 

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Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti). Based on author David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, the film tells the tale of a… See more details below

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Overview

Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti). Based on author David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, the film tells the tale of a leader whose remarkable vision helped to guide a burgeoning republic through an especially tumultuous period. Thanks to the tireless support of his loving wife Abigail (Laura Linney), and lifelong friendship with political rivalry Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), John Adams rose to prominence as the spokesman for the American independence movement before moving on to become America's first ambassador to Holland and England, the first American Vice President, the second American President, and the father of the sixth American President. As with McCullough's best-selling biography, the film draws on a comprehensive collection of letters, diaries, and family papers in order to create the most accurate representation of Adams' life and achievements ever captured on film.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
UPC:
0883929020065
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:21:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The entire 7-part miniseries; David McCullough: Painting With Words - a rare and personal glimpse at the life and words of author David McCullough; Facts Are Stubborn Things - an exclusive onscreen historicall guide; The Making of John Adams featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Giamatti John Adams
Laura Linney Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane Thomas Jefferson
Danny Huston Samuel Adams
David Morse George Washington
Sarah Polley Nabby Adams
Tom Wilkinson Benjamin Franklin
Rufus Sewell Alexander Hamilton
William Yelton Sam Maverick

Technical Credits
Tom Hooper Director
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Michelle Ashford Screenwriter
Kathleen Chopin Casting
David Coatsworth Producer
Danny Cohen Cinematographer
Kirk Ellis Screenwriter
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Gary Goetzman Executive Producer
Nina Gold Casting
Tom Hanks Executive Producer
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Evyen Klean Musical Direction/Supervision
Rob Lane Score Composer
Melanie Oliver Editor
Trefor Proud Makeup
Steven Shareshian Producer
Joseph Vitarelli Score Composer
Donna Zakowska Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- John Adams
1. Join or Die [2:15]
3. Malicious Tongues [8:48]
4. Damn Your Bloods [12:12]
5. The Truth of the Case [12:20]
6. Gravity to Our Cause [10:41]
7. To Compel Compliance [13:20]
1. The Brood of Her Children [5:11]
3. Natural Born Rights [13:40]
4. One Able Man [15:27]
5. A Leap in the Dark [15:13]
6. Long Hoped for Separation [17:56]
7. Which Way the Wind Blows [13:22]
1. Join or Die [2:15]
3. Malicious Tongues [8:48]
4. Damn Your Bloods [12:12]
5. The Truth of the Case [12:20]
6. Gravity to Our Cause [10:41]
7. To Compel Compliance [13:20]
1. The Brood of Her Children [5:11]
3. Natural Born Rights [13:40]
4. One Able Man [15:27]
5. A Leap in the Dark [15:13]
6. Long Hoped for Separation [17:56]
7. Which Way the Wind Blows [13:22]
Disc #2 -- John Adams
1. Needed in Paris [3:25]
3. Sail to Starboard [7:55]
4. Fait Accompli [12:50]
5. In Freedom We're Born [12:21]
6. Sole Minister [10:16]
7. Proper Diplomacy [10:40]
1. All Will Be Fine [5:23]
3. Parisian Distractions [5:56]
4. Contradiction in Character [11:42]
5. Kindred Blood [9:52]
6. Homecoming [8:44]
7. In the Shade of Life [12:33]
1. Talk of Titles [4:53]
3. Future Prosperity [12:34]
4. Pouting Politics [8:18]
5. Threat to France [9:31]
6. Letters Full of Advice [12:00]
7. Preserve, Protect and Defend [9:17]
1. Needed in Paris [3:25]
3. Sail to Starboard [7:55]
4. Fait Accompli [12:50]
5. In Freedom We're Born [12:21]
6. Sole Minister [10:16]
7. Proper Diplomacy [10:40]
1. All Will Be Fine [5:23]
3. Parisian Distractions [5:56]
4. Contradiction in Character [11:42]
5. Kindred Blood [9:52]
6. Homecoming [8:44]
7. In the Shade of Life [12:33]
1. Talk of Titles [4:53]
3. Future Prosperity [12:34]
4. Pouting Politics [8:18]
5. Threat to France [9:31]
6. Letters Full of Advice [12:00]
7. Preserve, Protect and Defend [9:17]
Disc #3 -- John Adams
1. How Great the Guilt [5:18]
3. Our Family Name [8:15]
4. Rallying Round Our Liberty [13:45]
5. Government by Fear [9:07]
6. Absalom [19:31]
7. Relieved of the Burden [15:13]
1. Peacefield [2:15]
3. Posterity Will Judge [9:54]
4. State of Decrepitude [9:29]
5. First to Depart [10:37]
6. Proudest Father in America [10:29]
7. July 4th, 1826 [7:56]
1. How Great the Guilt [5:18]
3. Our Family Name [8:15]
4. Rallying Round Our Liberty [13:45]
5. Government by Fear [9:07]
6. Absalom [19:31]
7. Relieved of the Burden [15:13]
1. Peacefield [2:15]
3. Posterity Will Judge [9:54]
4. State of Decrepitude [9:29]
5. First to Depart [10:37]
6. Proudest Father in America [10:29]
7. July 4th, 1826 [7:56]

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