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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story ()


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

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Jennifer Hom ...
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Anthony Loder ...
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Wendy Colton ...
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Richard Rhodes ...
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Jeanine Basinger ...
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Anne Helen Petersen ...
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Denise Loder-DeLuca ...
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Roy Windham ...
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Manya Hartmayer Breuer ...
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Guy Livingston ...
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Tony Rothman ...
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Danijela Cabric ...
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Charles Amirkhanian ...
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Nino Amareno ...
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Michael Tilson Thomas ...
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Art McTighe ...
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Lodi Loder ...
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Jimmy Loder ...
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David Hughes ...
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Darrell Grob ...
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Robert Price ...
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Directed by

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Alexandra Dean

Written by

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Alexandra Dean ... (writer)

Produced by

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Julie Begey Seureau ... archival producer
Dan Braun ... co-producer
Alexandra Dean ... producer
Katherine Drew ... producer
Aaron Duffy ... associate producer
Adam Haggiag ... producer
Michael Kantor ... executive producer
David Koh ... co-producer
Julie Sacks ... series producer
Susan Sarandon ... executive producer
Junko Tsunashima ... supervising producer

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Jeremy Bullock
Keegan DeWitt

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Buddy Squires ... director of photography

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Alexandra Dean
Penelope Falk
Lindy Jankura

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Allie Ames ... colorist
Mickala Andres ... assistant editor
Aaron Duffy ... assistant editor
Amy Foote ... additional editor
Joey Handy ... digital intermediate producer
Sascha Taylor Larsen ... assistant editor
Pete Olshansky ... account executive
Samuel Shapiro ... assistant editor

Production Management

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James A. Salkind ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Eric Di Stefano ... dialogue editor
Filipe Messeder ... sound effects editor
Eliott Taylor ... re-recording mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jared Ames ... additional camera
Ara Ayer ... additional camera
Bo Bilstrup ... camera
Jay Bulger ... additional camera
Mario Contini ... camera
Kevin Ely ... additional camera
Omar Mullick ... camera
Antonio Rossi ... camera
Alex Stikich ... camera
Yuki Xnoguchi ... additional camera

Music Department

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Raife Burchell ... music supervisor
Karl Westman ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Ameena Din ... production accountant
Sarah Sparkman ... researcher
Noelle Urbano ... production associate
Elizabeth Woodward ... production associate

Thanks

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Elaine J. McCarthy ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Icon. Immigrant. Inventor. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hollywood's Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (United Kingdom)
  • Hedy Lamarr, from Extase to Wifi (France)
  • Geniale Göttin - Die Geschichte von Hedy Lamarr (Germany)
  • Bombshell: La historia de Hedy Lamarr (Spain)
  • Bombshell
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

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