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Title John Adams [videorecording] / HBO Films presents a Playtone production ; produced by David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian ; directed by Tom Hooper.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, [2008]


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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., NTSC.
Cast Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Bedford Lloyd, Justin Theroux, Ritchie Coster, Guy Henry, Stephen Dillane, David Morse, eljko Ivanek, John Dossett, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Judith Magre, Steven Hinkle, Madeline Taylor, Neal Huff, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Hollander, Sarah Polley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Rufus Sewell, Samuel Barnett, Andrew Scott.
Credits Casting, Kathleen Chipin, Nina Gold ; music, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; production designer, Gemma Jackson ; consulting producer, Graham Yost ; executive producers, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; co-executive producers, Kirk Ellis, Frank Doelger.
Note Based on the book written by David McCullough.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven part mini series in 2008.
Audience Rating: TV-14.
Terms Of Use These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Language In English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Summary While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers, General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Contents Disc one. Join or die / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Independence / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis -- Disc two. Don't tread on me / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Reunion / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford ; Unite or die / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis -- Disc three. Unnecessary war / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Peacefield / director of photography, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis.
Note Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; disc 3: Documentary: 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.
Subject Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Drama.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Drama.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Drama.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Political television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical -- Television mini-series.
Biographical -- Television mini-series.
Political -- Television mini-series.
Adaptation -- Television mini-series.
Television series.
Historical drama.
Added Author Coatsworth, David, producer.
Shareshian, Steven, producer.
Hanks, Tom, producer.
Goetzman, Gary, 1952- producer.
Hooper, Tom, 1972- director.
Giamatti, Paul, actor.
Linney, Laura, actor.
Huston, Danny, 1962- actor.
Lloyd, John Bedford, actor.
Theroux, Justin, actor.
Coster, Ritchie, actor.
Henry, Guy, 1960-
Dillane, Stephen, 1956- actor.
Morse, David, 1953- actor.
Ivanek, Zeljko, 1957- actor.
Dossett, John, actor.
Anglade, Jean-Hugues, actor.
Magre, Judith, actor.
Hinkle, Steven, 1994- actor.
Taylor, Madeline, 1996- actor.
Huff, Neal, actor.
Wilkinson, Tom, 1948- actor.
Hollander, Tom, 1967- actor.
Polley, Sarah, actor.
Moss-Bachrach, Ebon, actor.
Sewell, Rufus, 1967- actor.
Barnett, Samuel, 1980- actor.
Scott, Andrew, 1976- actor.
Lane, Rob (Composer), composer.
Vitarelli, Joseph, composer.
Oliver, Melanie, editor.
Jackson, Gemma, production personnel.
Fujimoto, Tak, director.
Cohen, Danny, 1963- director.
Ellis, Kirk, author of screenplay.
Ashford, Michelle, author of screenplay.
McCullough, David G. John Adams.
HBO Films.
Playtone (Firm)
HBO Video (Firm)
Home Box Office (Firm)
ISBN 1419868772
Standard No. 883929020065
Music No. 1000038820 HBO Video (set)
4000015383 HBO Video (set)
2000003070 HBO Video (disc one)
2000003071 HBO Video (disc two)
2000003075 HBO Video (disc three)

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