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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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Richard Rhodes ...
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Jeanine Basinger ...
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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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Lodi Loder ...
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David Hughes ...
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Darrell Grob ...
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Alexandra Dean

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Alexandra Dean ... (writer)

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Julie Begey Seureau ... additional archival producer (as Julie Begey-Seureau)
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
Libby Kreutz ... archival producer
Julie Sacks ... series producer
Susan Sarandon ... executive producer
Regina K. Scully ... executive producer
Caroline Snyder ... additional archival 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
Matt Colbourn ... assistant editor
Mitchell Davis ... assistant editor
Aaron Duffy ... assistant editor
Audrey Ewell ... additional editor
Amy Foote ... additional editor
Joey Handy ... digital intermediate producer
Ryo Ikegami ... additional editor
Sascha Taylor Larsen ... assistant editor
John Northrup ... additional editor
Pete Olshansky ... account executive
Samuel Shapiro ... assistant editor (as Sam Shapiro)
Mickala Andres ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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James A. Salkind ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Ara Ayer ... sound
Michael Baum ... sound (as Mike Baum)
Mike Curtiss ... sound
Eric Di Stefano ... dialogue editor
Shane Lovero ... sound
Filipe Messeder ... sound effects editor
Christopher Powell ... sound
Tommy Scully ... sound
Eric Soma ... sound
Eliott Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Nicholas Teti ... sound

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

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

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Mickala Andres ... production associate
Mitchell Davis ... production associate
Ameena Din ... production accountant
Greg Eakins ... production associate
G. Thomas Esmay ... production associate
Zarah Hansen ... production associate
Jon Ho ... production associate
Ryan McCabe ... production associate
Frank Ombres ... production associate
Katie Paul ... production associate
Mirsada Abdool Raman ... production associate
Sarah Sparkman ... production associate / researcher
Noelle Urbano ... production associate
Lanna Wang ... production associate
Elizabeth Woodward ... production associate
Xiaotian Zhang ... intern / production associate

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Jeremiah Duggan ... dedicatee
Roberto Haggiag ... dedicatee
Elaine J. McCarthy ... special thanks
Robert Osborne ... dedicatee

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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. In her own words. 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)
  • Seksipommi: Hedy Lamarrin tarina (Finland)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The actress Diane Kruger appears as a talking head in this documentary. Although this is not mentioned during the film, Kruger was at the time preparing to produce a TV miniseries biopic on the life of Hedy Lamarr, with Kruger herself starring as Lamarr. The biopic was to be an adaptation of the 2012 biography Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes. All three projects (the Rhodes book, the documentary "Bombshell," and the development of the screenplay for Kruger's miniseries) were awarded grants by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic organization that normally supports science and technology experiments and endeavors. See more »
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