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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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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 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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$515,499 (USA) (23 December 2016)

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$169,375,735 (USA) (11 August 2017)
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While the music for the film was being recorded, the number of African-American musicians was deliberately and consistently kept at 50%, meaning that half of the musicians who worked on the film were African American. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Dorothy Vaughn says she had to bypass the starter. If the starter was broken you couldn't bypass it to start the car. The 1957 Chevrolet had a starter solenoid mounted separate from the starter and you would have to bypass the solenoid and the starter would engage. So her dialog should have been she had to bypass the starter solenoid not the starter. See more »

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Al Harrison: Here at NASA we all pee the same color.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.5 (2017) See more »

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Written and Performed by Miles Davis
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Moar like Notso Hidden Agenda....amirite?
4 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let's be frank here. They could have made the three black, female leads read out the telephone listings for two hours and this hokum would have been nominated for an Oscar. It is extremely clichéd, agenda-driven, pedestrian twoddle. The movie's devoid of any feeling with its filmsy, cookie-cutter characters and hackneyed, tedious plot. It's just a typical throwaway blockbuster splurged out by Hollywood without any creative thought applied. There's no humour, excitement, originality, nothing, nada. It reminded me of last year's similarly banal Oscar nomination Bridge of Spies, in that it should be nowhere near any awards, but it is far worse.

It took me countless hours and about 8 attempts to persevere through it. I'm not quite sure what the mental capability is of the intended audience, but it would take something at the larva stage of metamorphosis to find this in any way engaging. Everything about this is forced, with the music trying to squeeze emotion out of the audience, but failing miserably. It also rams down the audience's throat the interesting revelation that everyone at NASA (i.e. all the white people), aside from these three women, were incontinent ignoramuses. After watching the magnificent Lion, which has real feeling permeating through every scene, this was just a complete disaster.

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