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 actual working relationship between the engineers and women was not as hostile as it appears in the film. While there were clearly racial issues at play, the majority of the engineers were able to work with the computers with no issues.
Let's get the girl to check the numbers.
Al Harrison: The girl?
John Glenn: Yes, Sir.
Al Harrison: You mean Katherine?
John Glenn: Yes, Sir, the smart one. And if she says they're good, I'm ready to go.
In the early 1960 time period, most men (and especially military/NASA men) had either a crew cut, flat top or burr haircut. With the exception of Al Harrison, most of the men's haircuts appeared inauthentic. The real John Glenn especially, had a very short haircut and receding hairline.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)