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Synopsis

If you where a fly on the wall in the White House, what interesting things might you see?  As a butler at the esteemed residence, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) witnesses plenty during his years of service from 1952 until 1986. Inspired by a true story, this movie presents a unique historical perspective.

MPAA Rating PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.
Theatrical Release August 16, 2013
Director Lee Daniels
Cast John Cusack, Forest Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo
Run Time 132
The Weinstein Company Official Movie Website

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