John Adams

Published 2008
Item Details

While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.

Publisher, Date:
[New York, N.Y.] : HBO Video, c2008.
3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: not rated ; MPAA Rating: TV-14.
Based on the book written by David McCullough.
Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; disc 3: Documentary: David McCullough: painting with words (a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough); "The making of 'John Adams'" featurette.
Casting, Kathleen Chipin, Nina Gold ; music, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; production designer, Gemma Jackson ; consulting producer, Graham Yost ; executive producers, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; co-executive producers, Kirk Ellis, Frank Doelger.
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Bedford Lloyd, Justin Theroux, Ritchie Coster, Guy Henry, Stephen Dillane, David Morse, Željko Ivanek, John Dossett, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Judith Magre, Steven Hinkle, Madeline Taylor, Neal Huff, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Hollander, Sarah Polley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Rufus Sewell, Samuel Barnett, Andrew Scott.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., NTSC.
These DVDs are copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
In English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Disc one. Join or die / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Independence / director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis
Disc two. Don't tread on me / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Reunion / directors of photography, Danny Cohen, Tak Fujimoto ; written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford ; Unite or die / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis
Disc three. Unnecessary war / directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis ; Peacefield / director of photography, Danny Cohen ; written by Kirk Ellis.
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Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Drama.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Teatro.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Drama.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Teatro.
Adaptation -- Television mini-series.
Biographical -- Television mini-series.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Drama.
Historical -- Television mini-series.
Historical drama.
Political -- Television mini-series.
Presidentes -- Estados Unidos -- Biografâia -- Teatro.
Presidentes -- Estados Unidos -- Biografía -- Teatro.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
Television serials.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Drama.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Drama.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Anglade, Jean-Hugues.
Ashford, Michelle.
Barnett, Samuel, 1980-
Coatsworth, David.
Cohen, Danny, 1963-
Coster, Ritchie.
Dillane, Stephen, 1956-
Dossett, John.
Ellis, Kirk.
Fujimoto, Tak.
Giamatti, Paul.
Goetzman, Gary, 1952-
HBO Films.
HBO Video (Firm)
Hanks, Tom.
Henry, Guy, 1960-
Hinkle, Steven, 1994-
Hollander, Tom, 1967-
Home Box Office (Firm)
Hooper, Tom, 1972-
Huff, Neal.
Huston, Danny, 1962-
Ivanek, Željko, 1957-
Jackson, Gemma, 1951-
Lane, Rob (Composer)
Linney, Laura.
Lloyd, John Bedford.
Magre, Judith.
McCullough, David G. John Adams.
Morse, David, 1953-
Moss-Bachrach, Ebon.
Oliver, Melanie.
Playtone (Firm)
Polley, Sarah.
Scott, Andrew, 1976-
Sewell, Rufus, 1967-
Shareshian, Steven.
Taylor, Madeline, 1996-
Theroux, Justin.
Vitarelli, Joseph.
Wilkinson, Tom, 1948-
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