John Adams

Paul Giamatti  Actor Laura Linney  Actor Stephen Dillane  Actor Danny Huston  Actor David Morse  Actor Sarah Polley  Actor Tom Wilkinson  Actor Rufus Sewell  Actor

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John Adams

UPC: 883929020065

Studio: HBO Home Video

MPAA Rating: TV14   Contains:null

Summary: 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Historical Film

Awards: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Spe – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Miniseries – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Made for Television Movie – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictur – Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictur – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Pict – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Pictu – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Pict – Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictur – Screen Actors Guild

Features: cc
The entire 7-part miniseries
David McCullough: Painting With Words - a rare and personal glimpse at the life and words of author David McCullough
Facts Are Stubborn Things - an exclusive onscreen historicall guide
The Making of John Adams featurette

John Adams

Format: DVD

Release Date: 06/10/2008

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 501 Minutes

Sides: 3

Number of Discs: 3

Language(s) English,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- John Adams
1. Join or Die [2:15]
3. Malicious Tongues [8:48]
4. Damn Your Bloods [12:12]
5. The Truth of the Case [12:20]
6. Gravity to Our Cause [10:41]
7. To Compel Compliance [13:20]
1. The Brood of Her Children [5:11]
3. Natural Born Rights [13:40]
4. One Able Man [15:27]
5. A Leap in the Dark [15:13]
6. Long Hoped for Separation [17:56]
7. Which Way the Wind Blows [13:22]
1. Join or Die [2:15]
3. Malicious Tongues [8:48]
4. Damn Your Bloods [12:12]
5. The Truth of the Case [12:20]
6. Gravity to Our Cause [10:41]
7. To Compel Compliance [13:20]
1. The Brood of Her Children [5:11]
3. Natural Born Rights [13:40]
4. One Able Man [15:27]
5. A Leap in the Dark [15:13]
6. Long Hoped for Separation [17:56]
7. Which Way the Wind Blows [13:22]
Disc #2 -- John Adams
1. Needed in Paris [3:25]
3. Sail to Starboard [7:55]
4. Fait Accompli [12:50]
5. In Freedom We're Born [12:21]
6. Sole Minister [10:16]
7. Proper Diplomacy [10:40]
1. All Will Be Fine [5:23]
3. Parisian Distractions [5:56]
4. Contradiction in Character [11:42]
5. Kindred Blood [9:52]
6. Homecoming [8:44]
7. In the Shade of Life [12:33]
1. Talk of Titles [4:53]
3. Future Prosperity [12:34]
4. Pouting Politics [8:18]
5. Threat to France [9:31]
6. Letters Full of Advice [12:00]
7. Preserve, Protect and Defend [9:17]
1. Needed in Paris [3:25]
3. Sail to Starboard [7:55]
4. Fait Accompli [12:50]
5. In Freedom We're Born [12:21]
6. Sole Minister [10:16]
7. Proper Diplomacy [10:40]
1. All Will Be Fine [5:23]
3. Parisian Distractions [5:56]
4. Contradiction in Character [11:42]
5. Kindred Blood [9:52]
6. Homecoming [8:44]
7. In the Shade of Life [12:33]
1. Talk of Titles [4:53]
3. Future Prosperity [12:34]
4. Pouting Politics [8:18]
5. Threat to France [9:31]
6. Letters Full of Advice [12:00]
7. Preserve, Protect and Defend [9:17]
Disc #3 -- John Adams
1. How Great the Guilt [5:18]
3. Our Family Name [8:15]
4. Rallying Round Our Liberty [13:45]
5. Government by Fear [9:07]
6. Absalom [19:31]
7. Relieved of the Burden [15:13]
1. Peacefield [2:15]
3. Posterity Will Judge [9:54]
4. State of Decrepitude [9:29]
5. First to Depart [10:37]
6. Proudest Father in America [10:29]
7. July 4th, 1826 [7:56]
1. How Great the Guilt [5:18]
3. Our Family Name [8:15]
4. Rallying Round Our Liberty [13:45]
5. Government by Fear [9:07]
6. Absalom [19:31]
7. Relieved of the Burden [15:13]
1. Peacefield [2:15]
3. Posterity Will Judge [9:54]
4. State of Decrepitude [9:29]
5. First to Depart [10:37]
6. Proudest Father in America [10:29]
7. July 4th, 1826 [7:56]

Cast and Crew: Kirk Ellis  Screenwriter 
Gary Goetzman  Executive Producer 
Tom Hanks  Executive Producer 
Joseph Vitarelli  Composer (Music Score) 
David Coatsworth  Producer 
Rob Lane  Composer (Music Score) 
Steven Shareshian  Producer 
Michelle Ashford  Screenwriter 
Tom Hooper  Director 
Paul Giamatti  Actor 
Laura Linney  Actor 
Stephen Dillane  Actor 
Danny Huston  Actor 
David Morse  Actor 
Sarah Polley  Actor 
Tom Wilkinson  Actor 
Rufus Sewell  Actor 
William Yelton  Actor 

Country: USA