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По половому признаку (2018)

On the Basis of Sex (original title)
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Cast

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 Ben Carlson ... Judge Holloway
Ronald Guttman ... Gerald Gunther
Wendy Crewson ... Harriet Griswold
John Ralston ... Tom Miller
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Storyline

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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It was a man's world. So she changed it See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2019 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

По половому признаку See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$686,355, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,911,747, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,579,706, 17 January 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The score for the opening scene, with RBG entering her first Harvard Law class amid a sea of men, is the most popular Harvard fight song: "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard". See more »

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The cab driver who takes Ruth to Mr. Moritz's house runs a stop sign. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Kenyon: The country isn't ready. Change minds first. Then change the law.
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Unfair to compare to documentary
26 December 2018 | by ljcesqSee all my reviews

A documentary is a documentary and a movie inspired by real events is just that. Each stand alone. RBG is an outstanding documentary to which On the Basis of Sex should not be compared. Yes, the movie is old fashioned reminding one of the classic movies of the 40s. So what. The subject matter is still timely even more so in the climate we are now living in...unfortunately there are probably many who want to go back to the "great" pre-Ginsburg days.


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