PG-13 | | 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.
The film is highly fictional and added stories for entertainment purposes. From Time magazine issue August of 2013.
The only thing I ever knew was cotton. It was hard work.
The wall telephone in Cecil's kitchen has a modular jack and flat cord, introduced in the early 1970's. It should have a round cord hard-wired into the handset, like the phone in the front hall.
$24,637,312 18 August 2013