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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.

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Julie Cohen, Betsy West
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Herself
Ann Kittner Ann Kittner ... Herself - Childhood Friend
Harryette Helsel Harryette Helsel ... Herself - Childhood Friend
Nina Totenberg ... Herself - NPR Correspondent
Martin D. Ginsburg Martin D. Ginsburg ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur R. Miller Arthur R. Miller ... Himself - Longtime Friend (as Professor Arthur Miller)
John Howard Lawson John Howard Lawson ... Himself - Screenwriter (archive footage)
Clara Spera Clara Spera ... Herself - Granddaughter
Brenda Feigen ... Herself - Harvard Law School Graduate
James Steven Ginsburg James Steven Ginsburg ... Himself - Son (as James Ginsburg)
Jane C. Ginsburg Jane C. Ginsburg ... Herself - Daughter (as Jane Ginsburg)
Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen ... Herself - Former Clerk
Mary Hartnett Mary Hartnett ... Herself - Biographer
Wendy Williams Wendy Williams ... Herself - Biographer
Gloria Steinem ... Herself - Writer / Activist
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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.


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

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English | Italian | German | French

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$578,470, 6 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,017,361, 11 October 2018
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

It had its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Antonin Scalia: Why don't you call us the Odd Couple?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: He is a very funny fellow.
Antonin Scalia: She's a very nice person, she likes opera - what's not to like?... Except her views of the law, of course.
[Both Ginsburg and Scalia, as well as the crowd, laugh]
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The closing credits include: "Martin Ginsburg Award for Supportive Husbanding Paul Barrett Oren Jacoby Jorge Aguirre" See more »

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Features Saturday Night Live: Bruno Mars (2012) See more »

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The Barber of Seville Overture
Performed by Munich Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Scholtz
Written by Gioachino Rossini
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The Notorious RBG
18 February 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

In what is essentially a nice companion piece to the Felicity Jones RBG biopic, On the Basis of Sex, the RBG documentary is a fairly straight forward telling of the marvelous accomplishments of the one and only, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It doesn't have the twists and turns of 3 Identical Strangers, the thrills of Free Solo, or the emotional gravitas of Won't You be My Neighbor, but there's something about Ginsburg that is must watch TV/movies. The charisma, heart, and sheer intelligence are virtually unmatched in the field she's in. Not to mention just how many groundbreaking accomplishments she had through the decades in changing the way the law works. This doc isn't as groundbreaking, but it sure is an interesting watch.

7.4/10


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