The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

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Mimi Leder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Armie Hammer ... Martin Ginsburg
Justin Theroux ... Mel Wulf
Sam Waterston ... Erwin Griswold
Kathy Bates ... Dorothy Kenyon
Cailee Spaeny ... Jane Ginsburg
Jack Reynor ... Jim Bozarth
Stephen Root ... Professor Brown
Chris Mulkey ... Charles Moritz
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Judge Doyle
Francis X. McCarthy ... Judge Daugherty (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Ben Carlson ... Judge Holloway
Ronald Guttman ... Gerald Gunther
Wendy Crewson ... Harriet Griswold
John Ralston ... Tom Miller
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The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

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Her Story Made History See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the opening argument, Felicity Jones pauses uncomfortably; the real Ruth Ginsburg didn't hesitate during the opening argument. See more »

Goofs

In the ACLU office, Dorothy Kenyon tells Mel Wulf about a letter Abigail Adams wrote to John Adams in 1776 saying "As you write this new constitution, remember the ladies."

The Constitutional Convention happened in 1787. In 1776, John Adams was involved with writing the Declaration of Independence. See more »

Quotes

Martin Ginsburg: Freund was talking about Brown v. the board of Education. That's a "once in a generation" case.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Yeah, we're the next generation.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include some "What happened to . . . " of the characters. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Glass (2019) See more »

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Ten Thousand Men of Harvard
Written by Alfred Putnam and Murray Taylor
Performed by the Harvard University Band and the Harvard Glee Club
By arrangement with the Harvard University Band and the Harvard Glee Club
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Brilliant.
7 March 2019 | by mscull94See all my reviews

From the impressive script to the tone this is a movie worth seeing.

A lot of movies I see these days fall short of the message they are trying to get across but this one definitely did not.

Ruth and her family done something incredible not just for America but the world. While this won't win any awards it's a history lesson in law which manages to make it exciting with some great performances.


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USA | China | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Basis of Sex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$686,355, 30 December 2018

Gross USA:

$24,704,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,755,900
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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