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Title Jefferson in Paris [(DVD) videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures and Merchant Ivory Productions.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment, 2004.
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Description 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Language English or French dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Nick Nolte (Thomas Jefferson), Greta Scacchi (Maria Cosway), Simon Callow (Richard Cosway), Thandie Newton (Sally Hemings), Jean-Pierre Aumont (D'Hancarville), James Earl Jones (Madison Hemings), Beatrice Winde (Mary Hemings), Gwyneth Paltrow (Patsy Jefferson), Estelle Eonnet (Polly Jefferson), Seth Gilliam (James Hemings), Michael Lonsdale (Louis XVI), Charlotte de Turckheim (Marie Antoinette), Todd Boyce (William Short), Tim Choate (Reporter), Ismail Merchant (Tipoo Sultan's Ambassador), Daniel Mesguich (Mesmer).
Credits Producer, Ismail Merchant ; co-producer, Humbert Balsan ; director, James Ivory ; writer, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; photography, Pierre L'Homme ; editing, Andrew Marcus, Isabel Lorente ; music, Richard Robbins.
Note DVD release of the 1995 motion picture.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature theme, some images of violence, and a bawdy puppet show.
Summary In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Drama.
Hemings, Sally -- Drama.
Cosway, Maria Hadfield, 1759-1838 -- Drama.
Cosway, Richard, 1740-1821 -- Drama.
Eppes, Maria, 1778-1804 -- Drama.
Randolph, Martha Jefferson, 1772-1836 -- Drama.
Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793 -- Drama.
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793 -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Nolte, Nick.
Scacchi, Greta.
Newton, Thandie, 1972-
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Jones, James Earl.
Aumont, Jean Pierre.
Callow, Simon, 1949-
Turckheim, Charlotte de.
Merchant, Ismail.
Ivory, James.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013.
Robbins, Richard, 1940-2012.
Touchstone Pictures.
Merchant Ivory Productions.
Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0788844016
Standard No. 786936209853
Music No. 29291 Touchstone Home Entertainment
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