NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) work together to help launch astronaut John Glenn into outer space. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.Sunday, December 25, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017
On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not officialJune 2017
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Rating MPAAPG for thematic elements and some language
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Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on Margot Lee Shetterly's book, “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” published by HarperCollins.