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The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

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Julie Cohen, Betsy West
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Clinton ... Himself (as President Bill Clinton)
Sharron Frontiero Sharron Frontiero ... Herself
James Steven Ginsburg James Steven Ginsburg
Jane C. Ginsburg Jane C. Ginsburg ... Herself
Martin D. Ginsburg Martin D. Ginsburg ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Herself
Orrin Hatch Orrin Hatch ... Himself
Lilly Ledbetter Lilly Ledbetter ... Herself
Rush Limbaugh ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
The Notorious B.I.G. ... Himself (archive footage)
Antonin Scalia ... Himself (archive footage)
Clara Spera Clara Spera
Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Nina Totenberg Nina Totenberg ... Herself
Stephen Wiesenfeld Stephen Wiesenfeld ... Himself
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At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Hero. Icon. Dissenter.


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Rated PG for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

RBG - Ein Leben für die Gerechtigkeit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$578,470, 6 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,017,361, 11 October 2018
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Production Co:

CNN Films,Storyville Films See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Carell/Ella Mai (2018) See more »

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I'll Fight
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
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Great Movie
14 May 2018 | by etoddclarkSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful story about about a splendid American. It gives meaning to the phrase "A nation of laws". For those who do not know much about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, she has contributed much to our system. Take 2 hours to enjoy learning why documentary films provide so much that we need to know about contemporary America. This a gem. Don't miss it.


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