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HIDDEN FIGURES [Additional Material,Audio description]

HIDDEN FIGURES <span>[Additional Material,Audio description]</span> artwork

HIDDEN FIGURES [Additional Material,Audio description]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 121m 30s

Release date 26/06/2017

BBFCInsight discrimination theme, mild bad language

Genre(s) Additional Production Material, Drama

Director(s) Theodore Melfi

Cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/02/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HIDDEN FIGURES is a drama, based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s.


The film portrays the racial divisions in America at the time, with segregated facilities for black and white personnel, and black people being held back from progress and promotion. Although no overtly abusive racist language or behaviour is shown, terms such as 'negro' and 'coloured' are employed by both black and white characters as matter-of-fact expressions. There are also examples of gender discrimination, again reflecting the attitudes of the time.


There is mild bad language ('bastards'). Very mild bad language includes uses of 'damn', 'Jesus Christ' and 'God'.

There is also mild tension when a spacecraft suffers a technical malfunction that places an astronaut in danger.


Title Information
Additional Material,Audio description
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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Main language
Submitted run time
121m 30s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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