Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

DVD - 2017
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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. 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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, stereo, Dolby digital 2.0, rda
widescreen (16:9), fullscreen (4:3), rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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ericmmcdonald
May 18, 2019

I rented the disc but someone put a fake disk in the case!

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tenet
Apr 18, 2019

Rated 10/10. An amazing story which I enjoyed watching. Excellent acting.

It was good to see these women get the recognition which they deserved.

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exkuseme
Apr 16, 2019

the real ladies were thinner and lighter than the 'Hollywood' choices, but you can see why they did it, to inspire black kids in the future. in reality, there were ladies of ALL races working behind the scenes at NASA.

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tigerlily_13
Apr 09, 2019

Really loved it.

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milirick
Apr 07, 2019

One of the most enlightening movies made. Truly these women were hidden from history and an example of how people wanted to perpetuate the myth that there are no examples of brilliant women or minorities in history.

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goldenfran
Mar 01, 2019

Love this film! Have watched it several times. Based on a true story of African American women who are hired as computers in the early days of the US space race. These talented women - many who had degrees in math or a related field is a story not often told. Watch the movie and learn how these women contributed greatly to the US effort to get into space and to beat Russia in doing so.

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MrsNikki
Feb 28, 2019

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson deserve to have their story told .. And i believe this movie is a gift to everyone given the era and the things happening at the time ..

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ElspethG
Feb 17, 2019

This movie is about a part of history which remained "hidden" for so many years. I doubt many knew then nor do many people know these facts. I am glad that this story has come to light and I hope that this is taught in schools throughout the US and the world.

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black_lion_700
Jan 02, 2019

a really well done good movie!
I would recommend it!

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spiritchild
Dec 08, 2018

Thought it was a fantastic story. Something the majority of people would not know of. Surprising that almost all calculations were left for women. Truly think this should be told in history classes.
Some may think that the computer issue could not be solved by someone who has never seen one, because the seller IBM should have people able figure it how. Sometimes even the experts get confused. Those who 'service' the product don't always have the exact knowledge (experienced it myself).
Of course it is a Hollywood Movie, so they have to make adjustments to keep the audience, but overall I think it was an excellent story.

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Feb 17, 2019

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Lucik32
Jun 25, 2017

"Here at NASA we all pee the same color", a priceless quote!

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jimg2000
Apr 22, 2017

Many excellent quotes in IMDb and of course from its book at goodreads .... this classic gem appeared in the film but not in the book:

Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y'all.
- I know, I know you probably believe that.

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