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Hidden Figures (2016)

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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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6 January 2017 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)

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$169,378,696 (USA)
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This is Kirsten Dunst's highest grossing film in the United States outside of the Spider-Man (2002) franchise. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, we see a Soviet rocket putting the dog Laika into space. We see a Vostok capsule on top of the rocket; Laika actually was launched inside a Sputnik capsule. Vostok capsules were only used for manned flights. See more »

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Dorothy Vaughan: Thank you for the information, Mrs. Mitchell.
Vivian Mitchell: You're quite welcome, Mrs. Vaughan.
[respectfully calling her by her last name for the first time]
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Crystal Clear
Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams performs courtesy of i am OTHER Entertainment/Columbia Records
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A must see
27 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now that is a movie that everyone needs to see. It relates the life of three women, but in their tracks the life of millions of blacks who have contributed to American culture and success.

The cast is outstanding, the music off the hook. The cinematography spotless. Dream-like. The right combination of colors and light. A beauty.

It also shows that intelligence connects beyond gender and race. I am referring to the roles - one/played by Costner and 2/ the part of Glenn Allen that show that true intelligence fosters tolerance, and it brings the human race forward.

The story is touching, and it might spark a love for mathematics in you--even if you come from anti-nerd matter!

No need to mention that the trinity Spencer, Monae, Hensen are as bright as the stars they are trying to reach in the movie. Costner true to himself is an incarnation of tolerance and genius as i remembered him in the Bodyguard. And the guy who plays Glenn Allen is candy for the eye: these two remind us that there are some nice folks out there--and that intelligence breaks all barriers.

Truly stimulating for the mind--one of the best movie I have seen lately (after SPOTLIGHT, same level)

This movie deserves all possible awards;for it is just "avant-garde", in the style, the content, and the strength it oozes!

Came out the day of my birthday--Epiphany. That has to mean something! Support that gem of a movie!


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