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.
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.
If you act right - you are right. That's for certain.
When Mary Jackson responds to Karl Zielinski regarding the engineer's training program, the camera pulls back during the course of their discussion. In the foreground on the right is a film camera. In the middle at the bottom of the screen is woman's high heel shoe embedded in a grating. Looking closer, Mary Jackson is barefoot.
In a previous scene, Mary Jackson got the heel of one of her shoes stuck in the grating. She was unable to free it before the wind tunnel test started, and had to remove the other shoe to get out in time.
The movie film camera is a prop. You can see an actor dressed as one of the technicians tending to it. Film cameras were normally present during wind tunnel tests. Films of wind tunnel tests allowed engineers to review results later, without rerunning the tests, aided by the ability to run the films at slower speeds, and to backup and replay the film.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)