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Hidden Figures (2017, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer)

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Hidden Figures is the inspirational true story of the first female African-American mathemetician, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), whose groundbreaking calculations helped NASA catch up in the “Space Race” with the Soviet Union and allowed John Glenn (Glen Powell) to become the first American astronaut to successfully make a complete orbit of the Earth.

In addition to helping launch John into orbit, the brilliant women crossed gender and race lines, defied expectations and battled stereotypes. In the process, they inspired generations of people to aim high and dream big.

production details
USA | 127 minutes | 2016

Director: Theodore Melfi
Script: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Margot Lee Shetterly,

cast
Taraji P. Henson as Katherine G. Johnson
Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughn
Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson
Kevin Costner as Al Harrison
Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Mitchell
Jim Parsons as Paul Stafford
Mahershala Ali as Colonel Jim Johnson
Glen Powell as John Glenn
Ariana Neal as Joylette Johnson
Saniyya Sidney as Constance Johnson
Zani Jones Mbayise as Kathy Johnson
Donna Biscoe as Mrs. Joylette Coleman
Olek Krupa as Karl Zielinski
Aldis Hodge as Levi Jackson
Kimberly Quinn as Ruth
Frank Hoyt Taylor as Judge
Lidya Jewett as Young Katherine Coleman
Karan Kendrick as Younger Joylette Coleman
Jaiden Kaine as Joshua Coleman
Kurt Krause as Sam Turner
Ken Strunk as Jim Webb
Selah Kimbro Jones as Carolyn Marie Jackson
Tre Stokes as Levi Jackson Jr. (as Tre’ Stokes)
Corey Mendell Parker as Howard Vaughan (as Corey Parker)
Ashton Tyler as Leonard Vaughan
Alkoya Brunson as Kenneth Vaughn
Ron Clinton Smith as White Cop
Gregory Alan Williams as Marion Smithson (as G. Williams)
Maria Howell as Ms. Sumner
Arnell Powell as Professor Graves
Crystal Lee Brown as Bernie
Tequilla Whitfield as Eleanor
Dane Davenport as Alan Shepard
Evan Holtzman as Deke Slayton
Travis Smith as Scott Carpenter
Scott Michael Morgan as Bill Calhoun
Chris Cavalier as IBM Technician
Robert McKay as Pastor Ayres
Rhoda Griffis as White Librarian
Karen Wheeling Reynolds as Court Clerk
Kate Kneeland as Court Clerk
Joe Knezevich as Wind Tunnel PA Announcer
Paul Ryden as TV Reporter at Cape Canaveral
John Atwood as Newscaster
Jon Edwin Wright as Newscaster
Wilbur Fitzgerald as Senator Patrick (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
Michael Hartson as Night School Professor
Bob Jennings as Navy Officer
Gary Weeks as Reporter at Press Conference
Afemo Omilami as Man Outside Store
Cullen Moss as Mission Control Commander
Amy Tipton as Woman Crying
Elijah Everett as Man Crying (as Eli Everett)
Andre Pushkin as Russian Scientist
Randall Newsome as Russian Scientist
Joe Hardy Jr. as Gordon Cooper
Howie Johnson as Library Security Guard
David Kallaway as NASA Security Guard
Addison Rose Melfi as Addie Marcus
Paige Nicollette as Eunice (uncredited)
William Walker as NASA Control (uncredited)

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