The Butler

Factual error: A concrete barrier is shown around the White House in the 1960's. This was not put into place until the 1980's.

Factual error: A scene near the beginning of the movie when Forest Whitaker and Oprah are both speaking on different phones. The phone that Forest is using has a modular plug. The scene takes place during the Kennedy administration (early 60's). The modular phone plug was not patented and put into use until 1975.

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Factual error: Early in the film there is a shot of the White House that is supposed to be from the 1950's. If you look closely towards the street in front of the White House at the bottom of the screen you can see modern day cars going by. (00:22:25)

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Cecil Gaines: You must look through your eyes, see what it is that they want, see what it is that they need, anticipate, bring a smile to the principal's eyes.

Cecil Gaines: I don't think God meant for people to not have a family.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Young brother, the black domestic defy racial stereotypes by being hardworking and trustworthy. He slowly tears down racial hatred with his example of a strong work ethic and dignified character. Now, while we perceive the butler or the maid to be subservient, in many ways they are subversive, without even knowing it.

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