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:
06/16/2009
UPC:
0883929057542
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
8:21:00
Sales rank:
10,855

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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Enhanced features include:; Facts are stubborn things-an exclusive onscreen historical guide; Who's who in history-character biographies; David McCullough: painting with words-a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough; The making of John Adams-featurette

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