John Adams [videorecording] /

by Hooper, Tom [director.]; Giamatti, Paul [actor.]; Linney, Laura [actor.]; Morse, David [actor.]; McCullough, David G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2014]Edition: High definition.Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 501 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English or Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.Closed-captioned.Uniform titles: John Adams (Television program).Subject(s): Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Drama | McCullough, David G. -- Television adaptations | Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Drama | United States -- History -- 1783-1865 -- Drama | United States -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | Biographical television programs | Historical television programs | Television adaptations | Television mini-series | Made-for-TV movies | Fiction television programs | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Clancy O'Connor, Sarah Polley, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston.Summary: Chronicles the life and career of statesman Adams, from the Boston Massacre to his son's presidency.
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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

Based on the book by David McCullough.

Dolby digital 5.1, anamorphic wide screen 1.77:1.

Features: David McCullough : painting with words, on-screen historical guide, making-of featurette.

Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Clancy O'Connor, Sarah Polley, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston.

Originally broadcast on television in 2008.

Chronicles the life and career of statesman Adams, from the Boston Massacre to his son's presidency.

TV rating: TV-14.

For private home use only.

In English or Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

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