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Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | | Drama | 6 January 2017 (USA)
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Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 21 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Vaughn, 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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Les figures de l'ombre  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$515,499 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$61,889,939 (USA) (16 January 2017)
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Trivia

The film reunites Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner, who previously appeared together in Black or White (2014). See more »

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John Glenn's Friendship 7 is shown orbiting nose first, when in actuality the orientation was heat-shield first. See more »

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Mary Jackson: We go from being our father's daughters, to our husband's wives to our babies' mothers...
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: A Monster Calls/Hidden Figures (2017) See more »

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Praise Him
Written and Performed by David Kelly
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music, USA
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Exceeded my expectations!
15 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The performances by Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe,and Kevin Costner were compelling. Taraji P. Henson was superb. The story line is remarkable and that it is based on a true story makes it so meaningful.

Aside from the fact that I thought it was well made, strong story line and fantastic chemistry between these characters, it may have resonated more with me from the professions they help, their individual self respect for self and one another, and how they looked beyond their perceived lot in life. To the really life women who the story is about, how courageous you all were and how important was your work. So very happy this story was told in such a tasteful, factual way.


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