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It was Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. When it finally reached fruition in 1982, the 188-minute, Oscar-winning Gandhi was one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. In the horrendous "slaughter" sequence, more extras appear on screen than in any previous historical epic. The supporting cast includes Candice Bergen as photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Athol Fugard as General Smuts, John Gielgud as Lord Irwin, John Mills as the viceroy, Martin Sheen as Walker, Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield, and, in a tiny part as a street bully, star-to-be Daniel Day-Lewis. Gandhi won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDbae4b07a-4b91-2132-e7b3-1db9cf0ceabd
Grouping Titlegandhi
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-12-09 23:32:05PM
Last Indexed2019-12-10 04:40:42AM

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auth_author2Athaiya, Bhanu,
Athaiya, Bhanu.
Attenborough, Richard,
Attenborough, Richard.
Bannen, Ian, 1928-1999,
Bergen, Candice, 1946-
Bloom, John, 1935-
Bloom, John.
Briley, John,
Briley, John.
Bryant, Michael, 1928-2002,
Charleson, Ian,
Clements, John, Sir, 1910-1988,
Craig, Stuart, 1942-
Craig, Stuart.
Fenton, George,
Fenton, George.
Fox, Edward, 1937-
Fugard, Athol,
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000,
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Griffiths, Richard, 1947-2013,
Halmer, Gunther Maria, 1943-
Hattangady, Rohini, 1951-
Hawthorne, Nigel,
Hepton, Bernard,
Hordern, Michael, 1911-1995,
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988,
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988.
Jaffrey, Saeed, 1929-2015,
James, Geraldine, 1950-
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Lāgū, Śrīrāma,
Mills, John, 1908-2005,
Mills, John, 1908-2005.
Mollo, John,
Mollo, John.
Padamsee, Alyque,
Puri, Amrish,
Puri, Om,
Razdan, Virendra, -2003,
Seth, Roshan, 1942-
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012,
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012.
Sheen, Martin,
Sheen, Martin.
Stanley-Evans, Michael, 1919-2004,
Taylor, Ronnie, 1924-
Vernon, Richard, 1925-1997,
Williams, Billy, 1929-
author2-roleAthaiya, Bhanu,costume designer.
Athaiya, Bhanu.
Attenborough, Richard,director.
Attenborough, Richard.
Bannen, Ian,1928-1999,actor.
Bergen, Candice,1946-
Bergen, Candice,1946-actor.
Bloom, John,1935-film editor.
Bloom, John.
Briley, John,screenwriter.
Briley, John.
Bryant, Michael,1928-2002,actor.
Charleson, Ian,actor.
Clements, John,Sir,1910-1988,actor.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Craig, Stuart,1942-designer.
Craig, Stuart.
Fenton, George,conductor,composer.
Fenton, George.
Fox, Edward,1937-
Fox, Edward,1937-actor.
Fugard, Athol,actor.
Gielgud, John,1904-2000,actor.
Gielgud, John,1904-2000.
Goldcrest Films International.
Goldcrest Films and Television.
Griffiths, Richard,1947-2013,actor.
Halmer, Gunther Maria,1943-actor.
Hattangady, Rohini,1951-actor.
Hawthorne, Nigel,actor.
Hepton, Bernard,actor.
Hordern, Michael,1911-1995,actor.
Howard, Trevor,1916-1988,actor.
Howard, Trevor,1916-1988.
Indo-British Films, Ltd.
International Film Investors (Firm)
Jaffrey, Saeed,1929-2015,actor.
James, Geraldine,1950-actor.
Kingsley, Ben,1943-
Kingsley, Ben,1943-actor.
Lāgū, Śrīrāma,actor.
Mills, John,1908-2005,actor.
Mills, John,1908-2005.
Mollo, John,costume designer.
Mollo, John.
National Film Development Corporation of India.
Padamsee, Alyque,actor.
Puri, Amrish,actor.
Puri, Om,actor.
Razdan, Virendra,-2003,actor.
Seth, Roshan,1942-actor.
Shankar, Ravi,1920-2012,composer.
Shankar, Ravi,1920-2012.
Sheen, Martin,actor.
Sheen, Martin.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Stanley-Evans, Michael,1919-2004,producer.
Taylor, Ronnie,1924-
Taylor, Ronnie,1924-director of photography.
Vernon, Richard,1925-1997,actor.
Williams, Billy,1929-
Williams, Billy,1929-director of photography.
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subject_facetBiographical films
DVD-Video discs
Epic films
Feature films
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Gandhi, -- Mahatma, -- 1869-1948. -- Assassination -- Drama
Gandhi, -- Mahatma, -- 1869-1948. -- Drama
Historical films
India -- Drama
India -- History -- 1947- -- Drama
India -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements -- Drama
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Drama
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947 -- Drama
Nationalists -- India -- Drama
Nonviolence -- Drama
Religious leaders -- India -- Drama
Statesmen -- India -- Drama
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- India -- Drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_fullGandhi [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures
Gandhi [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; International Film Investors ... [and others] present Richard Attenborough's film ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough
Gandhi [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; International Film Investors, Goldcrest Films International, National Film Development Corporation Ltd. of India, Indo-British Films Ltd. ; directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor ; executive producer, Michael Stanley-Evans ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough
Gandhi [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures in association with Goldcrest Films ; International Film Investors ; National Film Development Corporation of India ; Indo-British Films ; written by John Briley ; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough
Autonomy and independence movements
Politics and government
Religious leaders