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On the Basis of Sex ()


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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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Martin Ginsburg
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Mel Wulf
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Erwin Griswold
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Dorothy Kenyon
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Jane Ginsburg
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Jim Bozarth
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Professor Brown
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Charles Moritz
Gary Werntz ...
Judge Doyle
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Judge Daugherty (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Ben Carlson ...
Judge Holloway
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Gerald Gunther
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Harriet Griswold
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Tom Miller
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Emergency Room Doctor
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Dr. Leadbetter
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Emily Hicks
Geordie Johnson ...
Professor Freund
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Fitzpatrick
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James Ginsburg
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Allen Derr
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Pauli Murray
Warona Setshwaelo ...
Gladys
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Protest Leader
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Millicent
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Greene
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Burton
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Bennett
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Roemer
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Guy #1
Matthew Gagnon ...
Guy #2
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Emily's Girlfriend
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Valentin
Moira Wylie ...
Moritz's Mother
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Intern #1 (as Jonathan Silver)
Jonathan Emile ...
Courier
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Hennie Callaghan
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Another Client
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Construction Worker
Alex Biro ...
Pruitt
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Student Protestor #1
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Student Protestor #2
Ryan Bommarito ...
Student Protestor #3
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ACLU Staffer #1 (as Kareem Alleyne)
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ACLU Staffer #2
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ACLU Staffer #3
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ACLU Staffer #4
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Court Clerk
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Parker
Daniel Brochu ...
Young Professor
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ACLU Receptionist
Lily Mitchell ...
Jane - 3 Yrs Old
Violet Mitchell ...
Jane - 3 Yrs Old
Amanda MacDonald ...
Mother
Ian Geldart ...
Male Classmate #1
Jesse Gomola ...
Male Classmate #2 (as Jess Gomola)
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Male Classmate #3
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Nurse #1
Amanda Kellock ...
Nurse #2
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Colleague
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Second Professor
Camille Babington ...
Female Student
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilyes Belayel ...
Student (uncredited)
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Harvard Student (uncredited)
Raphael Ferland ...
Kid (uncredited)
Michael Garvey ...
Attorney (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited)
Emma Jouannet ...
Student (uncredited)
Serge Martineau ...
Teacher (uncredited)
Alex Nerska ...
Supreme Court Policeman (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
Morgan Williams ...
Female Classmate (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mimi Leder

Written by

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Daniel Stiepleman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert W. Cort ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.) (as Robert Cort)
Betsy Danbury ... executive producer
Jonathan King ... producer (p.g.a.)
Erin F. Larsen ... associate producer (as Erin Fraga Larsen)
Karen Loop ... executive producer
Carlen Palau ... associate producer
Jeff Skoll ... executive producer
Daniel Stiepleman ... executive producer

Music by

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Mychael Danna

Cinematography by

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Michael Grady

Film Editing by

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Michelle Tesoro

Editorial Department

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Alexis Cadorette-Vigneau ... dailies producer
Adrian Cobb ... post-production assistant
Mike Fay ... additional editor
Siggy Ferstl ... digital intermediate colorist
Victoria Lang ... first assistant editor
Tom Mayclim ... data manager: Deluxe Toronto
Ian Passy ... digital intermediate editor
Katherine M. Shafer ... assistant editor
Stephen Trepanier ... dailies editor mr.x
Jeff Vitkuske ... data io operator
James Yazbeck ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Andrea Kenyon
Victoria Thomas

Production Design by

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Nelson Coates

Art Direction by

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Raymond Dupuis
Camille Parent
Paola Ridolfi

Set Decoration by

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Emmanuelle Boies
Sylvain Mendez ... decorator
Sonia Venne

Costume Design by

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Isis Mussenden

Makeup Department

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Gina W. Bateman ... key makeup artist: Washington DC (as Gina Bateman)
Lydia Bensimmon ... key hair stylist: Washington DC (as Lydia Benaim)
Kathryn Casault ... makeup department head
Véronique Chaput ... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Côté ... hair department head: hair designer
Jessica Girard ... makeup artist
Annick Legout ... makeup artist
Marie-Andrée Péloquin ... makeup artist
Ghislaine Sant ... hair stylist
Jean Scarabin ... hair stylist
Rocco Stallone ... hair stylist
Marie-Lise Taupier ... hair stylist
Amanda Miller ... wigmaker: for Justin Theroux (uncredited)
Tammy-Lou Pate ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Shayne Fiske ... executive in charge of production
Ronald Gilbert ... production manager
Jess Kraby ... production management: Participant Media
Melissa H. Morgan ... production supervisor: Washington DC
Niccole Ostonio ... post-production supervisor (as Niccole Osborn)
Mélanie Simard ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ariane Collman ... third assistant director
Frank Ferro ... first assistant director: Washington, D.C. Unit
Jonathan Jean-Pierre ... additional third assistant director
Matthew Jemus ... first assistant director
Douglas M. Jones ... addl second assistant director: Washington, D.C.
Gabrielle Mankiewicz ... daily third assistant director
Sonja Otto ... key third assistant director QC
Kurt Uebersax ... second assistant director: Washington DC Unit
David Vogel ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Daniel Auclair ... key greensman
Corey Bello ... props assistant
Annie Bertrand ... art department assistant
Fanfan Boudreau ... art department coordinator
Michel Brochu ... construction supervisor
Jack Dorsey ... propmaster: Washington DC Unit
Rob Fiks ... assistant property master: Washington D.C. Unit
Stéphane Grisé ... carpenter
Liem Hackett ... art assistant
Maya Jarvis ... Greensperson
Alexandre Juneau ... set designer
Julia Kininmonth ... assistant set decorator
Sarah Lachance ... set designer
Raymond Larose ... set designer
Steve Louis ... graphic designer
Denys Marois ... property master
Claudine Ouimet ... assistant property master
Catherine Perusse-Daigneault ... assistant art department coordinator
Annie Regol ... property master
Adriana Simms ... art department trainee
Lucie Tremblay ... set designer

Sound Department

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Steve Baine ... foley artist
Damien Berger ... boom operator
Phil Brewster ... theatrical feature trailer mix tech
Jean Camden ... sound mixer
Peter S. Carlstedt ... re-recording mix technician
Christian T. Cooke ... re-recording mixer
J.R. Fountain ... sound effects editor
Gina Gyles ... foley assistant
Filip Hosek ... assistant re-recording mixer
Kelly McGahey ... assistant sound editor
Daniel Moctezuma ... foley recordist
Steve Neal ... re-recording engineer
Katiene Norton ... sound mixer: Promo
Peter Persaud ... foley recordist
Jill Purdy ... supervising sound editor
Jon Vogl ... adr mixer
Brad Zoern ... re-recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits ... sound re-recording assistant
Simon Paine ... sound recordist: EPK (uncredited)
Jeffrey Roy ... adr mixer: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mario Dumont ... special effects supervisor
Chady Ghorayeb ... special effects assistant
Riccardo Serraiocco ... special effects assistant
Luc Therrien ... key special effects

Visual Effects by

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Marie Castrie ... visual effects producer: Mr. X
Camille Charpigny ... compositor
Christopher Collis ... visual effects editor: Mr. X
Cyril Conforti ... digital compositor
Pascal Depocas ... lead compositor
Jean-Paul Ear ... compositor: Technicolor
Selena Farkas ... compositor
Francine Fontaine ... vfx production manager
Shania Gharagozlou ... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X
Kim Hong Kyoung ... digital compositor
Sarah McMurdo ... visual effects executive producer: Mr.X
Graham Peddie ... visual effects: Studio Manager
Jason Pereira ... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Jay Randall ... visual effects supervisor
Florian Sanchez ... digital compositor: Mr.X
Vikram Tandale ... digital matte painter
Stephen Trepanier ... dailies editor: MR.X
Elijah Vanaver ... compositor

Stunts

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Marie France Denoncourt ... stunt coordinator
Patrick Kerton ... stunt player
Martin Williams ... head stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Shawn C.H. Baron ... dolly grip: DC unit
Robert B. Baylis ... dolly grip
Alain Bisson Doyal ... key grip
Maxime Boutin ... first assistant camera
Raphaelle Brault ... assistant camera
Mike Cruse ... grip: DC unit
Chris Cuevas ... "a" steadicam operator
Jean-François Dubé ... rigging grip
Simon Fraser ... lighting technician
Stéphanie Girard-Hamelin ... video assist (as Stephanie Girard Hamelin)
Aidan Gray ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Edward Hohman ... key grip: DC unit
Pierre-Luc L'Espérance ... best boy rigging grip
Andre-Pierre Lampron ... best boy electric
Isabelle Lauzon ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Martine Leclerc ... first assistant camera: c camera
Melanie Levesque ... rigger
Mike Locke ... dolly grip: DC unit
John J. Moers ... additional documentary cinematography: Washington DC
Shaun Nagorny ... rigging grip
Mike Panczenko Jr. ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Washington DC
Chris Paré ... digital imaging technician
Scott Perryman ... key rigging grip: DC unit
Michael Piekutowski ... lighting technician: washington, dc
Gerry Prevost ... rigging grip
Gerry Prévost ... rigging grip
Cory Reynolds ... camera trainee
Dominique Ricard ... camera operator
Jose Sarmiento ... second assistant "c" camera
Benoît Sévigny ... gaffer
Jean-Francois Tousignant ... second assistant "a" camera
Guillaume Vidal ... grip
Jonathan Wenk ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Julie Breton ... extras casting
Andrew Hadzopoulos ... casting associate
Matthew Maisto ... casting director: new york
David O'Hara ... casting assistant: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Bent ... costume supervisor: Washington, DC
Louise Besner ... costume buyer
Ingrid Cadieux ... assistant costume designer
Kim Chewning ... costumer: Washington DC unit
Ginette Duval ... key costumer
Melanie Ghisays ... key costumer
Lynda Goode ... dresser
Monika Herédi ... dresser: background
A.M.E. Hutchison ... costume supervisor
Kristen Kopp ... prep costumer
Katrina Marie Lukaitis ... specialized wardrobe technician
Mara Majorowicz ... key costumer: washington d.c. unit
Isabelle Savard ... dresser: extras
Susana Vera ... costume cutter/ tailor
Pat Welch ... prep costume supervisor

Location Management

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Kim Beaudoin ... assistant location manager
Katherine Dorrer ... locations: Washington DC
Carol Flaisher ... location manager: Washington DC
Josée Francis ... key assistant location manager
Erik Goserud ... location assistant: Washington, D.C.
Adrian Knight ... location manager
Joshua Paragas ... location scout

Music Department

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Jina Hyojin An ... assistant to composer
Tom Brown ... music preparation
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Judith Finell ... music consultant
Mark Graham ... conductor / head of music preparation
Jen Monnar ... music editor
Ron Searles ... music: mixer
Julie Sessing ... music clearance
Nicholas Skalba ... composer additional music
Joe Zimmerman ... music preparation
Judith Finell ... music services (uncredited) / musicology consulting services (uncredited)
Paul Katz ... music consultant (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Jean-Paul Chreky ... script supervisor: Washington, D.C.
Nathalie Paquette ... script supervisor
Rick Cranford ... script coordinator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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André Laforest ... specialised driver
Manon Rufer ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Johanzen Aldana ... t.a.d.
Aaron Becker ... main title co-designer
Gabriel Brakin ... executive vice president and general counsel
Reinier Brands ... marketing & distribution
Dalia Bridi ... assistant: Felicity Jones
Andrew Brooks ... production assistant
Geneviève Chabot-Richard ... assistant: Robert Cort & Betsy Danbury
Kate Coe ... additional archival research
Eden Cohen ... production legal
Kevin Crawley ... production assistant
Nadège Crye ... office clerk
Philip A. Cutler ... on-set tutoring coordinator
Janae Desire ... assistant: Jonathan King (as Janaé Désiré)
Joe Everett ... unit publicist
Josh R. Field ... first assistant accountant: Washington D.C.
Mathieu Gauvin ... production assistant
Sandrine Gressard ... assistant: Mimi Leder
Cathy Gurvis ... post production accountant
Deni Holl ... craft services assistant: Washington, DC unit
Jean-Patrick Joseph ... special equipment supplier
Andreas Katravas ... 2nd assistant accountant
Brandon Lardner ... production assistant
Armen Madikians ... production legal services
Marianne Messier Petit ... production coordinator
Josh Miller ... Creative Content at Focus Features
Troy James Miller ... main title producer: Filmograph
Tony Moore ... stand-in for mr waterston
Olivia Nikolayenko ... craft assistant
Lindsey Schnabel ... office production assistant: Washington DC
Chloe Sholl ... on-set tutor
Alphonse Swinehart ... main title design
May Tam ... production coordinator: Washington DC
Monica Tarazi ... assistant: Armie Hammer
Naomi Joy Todd ... dialect coach
Judith Walder ... payroll accountant

Thanks

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... thanks (as The Ginsburg Family)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines Her Story Made History See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Une femme d'exception (Canada, French title)
  • On The Basis Of Sex (Ireland, English title)
  • On The Basis Of Sex (New Zealand, English title)
  • Une femme d'exception (France)
  • Die Berufung - Ihr Kampf für Gerechtigkeit (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $686,355, 30 Dec 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $18,348,761, 21 Jan 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia Daniel Stiepleman - the writer of the film - is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nephew. See more »
Goofs In the dinner scene, Erwin Griswold is seen tapping a glass full of wine. In reality, he and his wife did not drink and alcohol was never served in their house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Take Five With Felicity Jones (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Ten Thousand Men of Harvard See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits include some "What happened to . . . " of the characters. See more »
Quotes Professor Freund: A court ought not be affected by the weather of the day, but will be by the climate of the era.
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