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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

PG-13
132 min | Biography, Drama

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
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Danny Strong | Wil Haygood (article: "A Butler Well Served by This Election")
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$ 30,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 24,637,312
Gross (USA)
$ 116,632,095
Gross (World)
$ 176,598,908
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Aug 16, 2013 (United States)

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Forest Whitaker
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Earl Gaines Earl Gaines   See fewer
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Cecil Gaines (8) Cecil Gaines (8)   See fewer
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