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The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.


Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Self
Ann Kittner Ann Kittner ... Self - Childhood Friend
Harryette Helsel Harryette Helsel ... Self - Childhood Friend
Stephen Wiesenfeld Stephen Wiesenfeld ... Self - Plaintiff
Bill Clinton ... Self - 42nd U.S. President (as President Bill Clinton)
John Howard Lawson John Howard Lawson ... Self - Screenwriter (archive footage)
Brenda Feigen ... Self - Harvard Law School Graduate
Sharron Frontiero Sharron Frontiero ... Self - Plaintiff (as Sharron Frontino Cohen)
James Steven Ginsburg James Steven Ginsburg ... Self - Son (as James Ginsburg)
Jane C. Ginsburg Jane C. Ginsburg ... Self - Daughter (as Jane Ginsburg)
Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen ... Self - Former Clerk
Mary Hartnett Mary Hartnett ... Self - Biographer
Orrin Hatch ... Self - US Senator - R Utah (as Senator Orrin Hatch)
Bryant Johnson Bryant Johnson ... Self - Fitness Trainer
Aryeh Neier Aryeh Neier ... Self - Former Director - American Civil LIberties Union


At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Hero. Icon. Dissenter.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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One of the highest grossing independent films of 2018. See more »


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: [Quoting Sarah Grimké, 1837] I ask no favor for my sex, all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include: "Martin Ginsburg Award for Supportive Husbanding Paul Barrett Oren Jacoby Jorge Aguirre" See more »


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Die Zauberflöte: Der holle Rache
Performed by Alain Marion & Angele Dubeau
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Important and sweet
9 September 2018 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

This documentary tells you why actual feminism is about equality for both sides and why America is still a country filled with hypocrisy and powerful people who are stupid to not understand that and above all that, about a sweet and determined person and her growth for standing up for what is right.

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Release Date:

26 July 2018 (Australia) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$578,470, 6 May 2018

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1.78 : 1
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