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On the Basis of Sex (2018)

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The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Armie Hammer ... Martin Ginsburg
Justin Theroux ... Mel Wulf
Sam Waterston ... Erwin Griswold
Kathy Bates ... Dorothy Kenyon
Cailee Spaeny ... Jane Ginsburg
Jack Reynor ... Jim Bozarth
Stephen Root ... Professor Brown
Chris Mulkey ... Charles Moritz
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Judge Doyle
Francis X. McCarthy ... Judge Daugherty (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Ben Carlson Ben Carlson ... Judge Holloway
Ronald Guttman ... Gerald Gunther
Wendy Crewson ... Harriet Griswold
John Ralston ... Tom Miller
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Storyline

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Basis of Sex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$686,355, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,622,687, 7 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,348,761, 21 January 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: She appears as herself at the very end. See more »

Goofs

When Professor Brown and Jim Bozarth tour the DOD computer room, it cannot be a computer room of the 70's. In those days computer rooms were on raised floors with removable sections to accommodate air conditioning the equipment. The floor in that scene is simply vinyl on sub-floor without removable sections or elevation. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I'm Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Erwin Griswold: And why are you here Miss Ginsburg? Occupying a place that could have gone to a man.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include some "What happened to . . . " of the characters. See more »

Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Moonlight over Manhattan
Written by Gilbert Sigrist and Laurent Sigrist
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music, on behalf of Pennybank Tunes
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Absolutely terrible
30 December 2018 | by tracey-435-619337See all my reviews

What a missed opportunity! They had an amazing, once in a lifetime, real Story and they made a movie that was a piece of garbage!! She was miscast. Army Hammer is the worst actor of all time. The script was terrible!! And they MISSED the most important and impactful areas of her life. What a shame! One of the worst films of the year


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