PG | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
The film rights to this movie were bought while Margot Lee Sheyterly was still working on the book, "Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race", that was the source of the movie. The book itsel takes place... ...
Colonel Jim Johnson:
They let women handle that sort of...
Colonel Jim Johnson: That's not what I mean.
Katherine Johnson: What do you mean?
Colonel Jim Johnson: I'm just surprised at something so taxing.
Katherine Johnson: Oh Mr. Johnson, if I were you, I'd quit talking right now.
Colonel Jim Johnson: I don't mean no disrespect.
Katherine Johnson: I will have you know, I was the first ...
In the captioned version, near the beginning, young Katherine is shown as being addressed as "Ms. Coleman." "Ms." as a courtesy title did not come into common use with last names until the 1970s. In these early twentieth century scenes, she was called "Miss Coleman", and that is what should have been shown in the captioning. While "Miz" was common throughout the southern and border states at that time, it was generally used with first names and for older women (such as President Carter's mother, Miz Lillian). But kudos to the captioners for spelling "all right" correctly, not the "alright" commonly scene in closed captioning.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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