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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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Mimi Leder
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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All rise for the fight of the century. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

After welcome dinner, when Marty lifts Ruth to cheer her up and they move towards bed, camera trolley is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: [testifying before the Tenth District Court] We're not asking you to change the country. That's already happened without any court's permission. We're asking you to protect the right of the country to change.
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The closing credits include some "What happened to . . . " of the characters. See more »

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References Monkey Business (1952) See more »

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Divine Eve
Written by Gilbert Sigrist and Laurent Sigrist
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music, on behalf of Pennybank Tunes
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Brings on Flashbacks
11 January 2019 | by theRetireeSee all my reviews

My wife and I, both professionals about 15 years behind the real RBG, found this movie both fascinating and painful--almost as painful as the negative reviews that object to the Subject on the basis not of sex, but of politics. Too bad the knuckle-draggers can't get past their own biases to enjoy this very good and intellectually engaging movie. And yes, we did find it suspenceful. My wife, too got directed to the typing pool after four years of college and three of grad school, and I hope I was half as supportive as Marty. We thoroughly enjoyed this reminder that even today the arc of history doesn't bend itself, and that the only way to achieve your goals, especially (gasp) equality, is to keep pushing. And we thought the acting was first-rate, and loved the physical mismatch of the tiny Jones and towering Hammer.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$686,355, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$24,704,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,755,900
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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