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Hidden Figures (2016)

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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Katherine G. Johnson
... Dorothy Vaughan
... Mary Jackson
... Al Harrison
... Vivian Mitchell
... Paul Stafford
... Colonel Jim Johnson
... Levi Jackson
... John Glenn
... Ruth
... Karl Zielinski
... Sam Turner
... Jim Webb
... Young Katherine Coleman
... Mrs. Joylette Coleman
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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 Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels 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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$515,499, 25 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$169,387,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,874,979
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The film reunites Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner, who previously appeared together in Black or White (2014). See more »

Goofs

At 1:42:46, when Sam races over the parking to find Katherine, a Mercedes-Benz W108 is to be seen. Production of that model started in 1965. See more »

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White Cop: Damn Russians are watching us right now. Sputniks.
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Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.1 (2017) See more »

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Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams performs courtesy of i am OTHER Entertainment/Columbia Records
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Lacking subtlety.
28 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Easy on the eye but not worthy of the hype and the Oscar nomination. An interesting story has been directed in a very heavy handed way, which to me was constantly irritating. Almost every scene is overstated to the point that, as others have said, there is a propaganda feel to the film. Did the director really need to portray every white person, bar two, as vigorously racist or anti-women, even though virtually all the characters are clearly intelligent and from well educated backgrounds? This is a film where the message would have been stronger and more credible if a degree of balance and subtlety had been added to the mix. The things I enjoyed: some strong performances by a very capable cast, a very authentic period setting, a story which is totally engaging. The thing which turned me off: the exaggeration.


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