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Amazing Grace

Ioan Gruffudd  Actor Romola Garai  Actor Benedict Cumberbatch  Actor Albert Finney  Actor Michael Gambon  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Adult Situations,Adult Language

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Amazing Grace

Theatrical Release Date: 2007 02 23 (USA - Limited)

UPC: 024543444930

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Adult Situations, Adult Language]

Summary: One man's role in the long battle to outlaw slavery in the United Kingdom sets the stage for this historical drama from director Michael Apted. In 1784, 21-year-old William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) was elected to the British House of Commons, and soon established himself as a politician with a conscience. Several years later, his close friend William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch) became prime minister, and together they made a bold plan to introduce a bill banning slavery before the English legislature. Wilberforce was aided by anti-slavery activists Olaudah Equiano (Youssou N'Dour) and Thomas Clarkson (Rufus Sewell); however, pro-slavery hard-liners Lord Tarleton (Ciarán Hinds) and the Duke of Clarence (Toby Jones) spearheaded a hard-fought opposition to the legislation, and despite Wilberforce's best efforts, his bill went down in defeat. In 1797, Wilberforce left politics due to poor health and a battered spirit; staying at the country home of his friends Henry and Marianne Thornton (Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel), he became acquainted with Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai), a beautiful woman with progressive views. Spooner became deeply infatuated with Wilberforce, and she encouraged him not to give up on his noble goals; with her help, Wilberforce launched a second campaign to persuade England's lawmakers to end the slave trade. Amazing Grace made its North American premiere as the closing-night gala attraction at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Historical Film

Awards: Film Presented – Toronto International Film Festival

Features: Audio commentary with director Michael Apted and actor Ioan Gruffudd
How Street the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace featurette
Chris Tomlin music video
Finding Freedom: a tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Interactive discussion tools and study guides

Amazing Grace

Format: DVD

Release Date: 11/13/2007

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 118 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Amazing Grace
1. England, 1797 (Main Titles) [5:57]
2. Entirely Unmarried [3:57]
3. Yorkshire Terrier [2:35]
4. Raising the Stakes [5:42]
5. Planning the Impossible [6:10]
6. With His Own Eyes [6:03]
7. 20,000 Ghosts [5:40]
8. Chosen [2:48]
9. Something to Disagree On [5:35]
10. A Day Like No Other [2:41]
11. First Step [7:02]
12. Smell of Death [6:29]
13. Voice of the People [3:59]
14. Two Pistols [6:15]
15. Out of the Bottle [3:33]
16. Different Times [5:08]
17. After Night Comes Day [2:24]
18. But Now I'm Found [3:46]
19. Confession [2:27]
20. A New Strategy [1:30]
21. Blindsided [3:57]
22. An Open Door [6:49]
23. It Is No More [3:58]
24. The Pipers/End Titles [6:24]

Cast and Crew: Patricia Heaton  Producer 
Michael Apted  Director 
David Hunt  Producer 
Terrence Malick  Producer 
Edward R. Pressman  Producer 
Ken Wales  Producer 
David Arnold  Composer (Music Score) 
Jeanney Kim  Executive Producer 
Steve Knight  Screenwriter 
Duncan Reid  Executive Producer 
James Clayton  Executive Producer 
Drew Jones  Executive Producer 
Ioan Gruffudd  Actor 
Romola Garai  Actor 
Benedict Cumberbatch  Actor 
Albert Finney  Actor 
Michael Gambon  Actor 
Rufus Sewell  Actor 
Youssou N'Dour  Actor 
Ciarán Hinds  Actor 
Toby Jones  Actor 
Nicholas Farrell  Actor 
Sylvestra Le Touzel  Actor 
Jeremy Swift  Actor 
Stephen Campbell Moore  Actor 
Bill Paterson  Actor 
Nicholas Day  Actor 
Georgie Glen  Actor 
Nicholas Woodeson  Actor 
Tom Fisher  Actor 
Richard Ridings  Actor 
David Hunt  Actor 
David Toole  Actor 
Alex Blake  Actor 
Angie Wallis  Actor 
Harry Audley  Actor 
Chris Barnes  Actor 
Tom Knight  Actor 
Andrew Whipp  Actor 
Andrew Neil  Actor 
Estelle Morgan  Actor 
Philip Dunbar  Actor 
Adam Woodroffe  Actor 
Joseph Traynor  Actor 
Simon Delaney  Actor 
Neville Phillips  Actor 
Eki Maria  Actor 
Daniel Naprous  Actor 
Peter White  Actor 

Country: UK