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 LLC,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (127 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, Descriptive Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
2.39:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda

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earlosatrun
Aug 23, 2017

One of the coolest movies I've seen in ages.

I knew women had been used as computers, due to watching Cosmos. I had no idea they had been used in the space program as well.

Inspiring. I regret that I can only give 5 stars.

AL_MARLA Aug 21, 2017

A truly inspiring and motivational service to all Americans to learn their hidden history. What other true stories can they bring to our attention? Well done!

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telger
Aug 21, 2017

What an awe- so inspiring- so heart warming movie! makes me want to do something audacious and courageous- for a colored person in the early 60's! truly remarkable! highly recommended!

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 14, 2017

Fabulous movie. Brilliantly acted by all concerned, Octavia Spencer shines as always. I simply had no idea what went on at NASA re: 'computers'. I laughed and I cried very real tears: if you only watch one movie this year, you owe it to yourself to make this IT.

sundanced Aug 14, 2017

A five star must-see movie! Wonderful to watch and a story that needed to be told!

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reader7176
Aug 13, 2017

I loved this movie and would highly recommend it. Great actresses representing the work going on at NASA. Was not award that women were working at NASA during this time period.
Very informative!! Good Job!

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cowflop
Aug 02, 2017

Great movie ... spectacular acting!

"The lessons we don't learn from history ... are bound to be our repeated failures in the future" ... this movie puts a message there for us to learn from.

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Fionagirl
Jul 31, 2017

I'm reading the book right now and both the movie and book are important to experience and learn from. The book goes into so much detail with so many more characters than the movie that it is almost overwhelming but gives a very good historical perspective from way before the movie starts. The movie compresses characters and timelines to be able to capture more of the essence and emotions of the time. Both are valid and important ways to learn of this history that was hidden until now (thus the title). Wonderful acting and I thought the story was well constructed so that the emotional arc is satisfying. That said, that meant that the real facts and timeline were given artistic license. Anyway, what I'm saying is watch the movie and read the book both for the full picture.

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Xny555
Jul 30, 2017

Excellent movie!!! Highly recommend!!!

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LuvReadingStuff
Jul 29, 2017

I agree with the comment posted by Janet_21. This was a very good movie.

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Aug 14, 2017

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Aug 07, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

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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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