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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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.

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Her Story Made History See more »

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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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Trivia

Backers of the film insisted that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband, played in the film by Armie Hammer, should not appear so supportive and be more antagonistic towards his wife's success. Screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman refused to do this. See more »

Goofs

When Ruth is interviewing with law firms, she stated she was asked about preparing Shabbat dinner. In that time period, it would have been called Shabbas dinner, the Ashkenazi pronunciation. See more »

Quotes

Erwin Griswold: I'm pleased you found a use for your Harvard education.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Actually, what I'm doing now, I learned at Columbia.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Old Soft Shoe
Written by James Martin Edwards
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music on behalf of Source in Sync
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A feminist movie that's not "hur dur men are bad"
5 April 2019 | by james_buSee all my reviews

Firstly, as a disclaimer, I went into this knowing nothing about the woman on whom this is based or circumstances upon which this was based so without being in possession of historically accurate context I can only speak to the the movie itself.

I enjoyed it. Instead of contemporary feminism's "great vengeance and furious anger" towards men approach, this movie presented the plight of women as righting an unfair situation, set in a time when the lawmakers thought it incredulous to consider inequality even existed.

A refreshing and very welcome change of pace in the current climate. This movie didn't try to make me feel awful just for being born a particular gender.


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USA | China | Canada

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

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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