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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

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The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

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Alexandra Dean

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Alexandra Dean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedy Lamarr ... Herself (archive footage)
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Jennifer Hom Jennifer Hom ... Herself
Anthony Loder Anthony Loder ... Himself
Wendy Colton Wendy Colton ... Herself
Fleming Meeks Fleming Meeks ... Himself
Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes ... Himself
Jan-Christopher Horak ... Himself
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Anne Helen Petersen Anne Helen Petersen ... Herself
Diane Kruger ... Herself
Stephen Michael Shearer ... Himself
Robert Osborne ... Himself
Denise Loder-DeLuca Denise Loder-DeLuca ... Herself
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Storyline

Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets. This film explores Lamarr's life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany's conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and personal decline in her troubled life would Lamarr learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,000, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$820,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,092,277
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Reframed Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Director Alexandra Dean spent six months researching the material for her film. See more »

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Features Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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The incredible brilliant other side of Hedy Lamarr
9 April 2018 | by cyclewagSee all my reviews

Many film lovers ONLY know Hedy Lamarr the actress whose face lite up the silver screen. Few knew of her contribution to our digital/wireless/blue-tooth enabled world through her inventive mind. Bombshell is that very story wrapped around her cinematic career. The director delivers a wonderful documentary of the great Hedy Lamarr.


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