Hidden Figures

Synopsis: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Director(s): Theodore Melfi
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 81 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Based on true events

Fourteen.. Fifteen..

Sixteen. Prime.

Eighteen. Prime.


White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 1926



West Virginia Collegiate Institute is the

best school for Negros in the state.

Its the only school, past the eighth

grade, anywhere close to here.

Isosceles.. Scalene,




Katherines in the sixth grade.

They want to take her early.



Theyre offering a full scholarship.

All you have to do is get there.

Ms. Coleman.

Why dont you solve the equation

on the board?

We took up the collection amongst the

teachers and such,

It's not a lot.

But its enough to help you to

settle in the end.

Thats more than kind, Ms. Sumner.

If the product of two terms is zero,

then common sense says at least

one of the two terms

has to be zero to start with!

So, if you move all the terms over

to one side,

you can put the quadratics into a form

that can be factored,

Allowing that side of the equation

to equal zero.

Once youve done that,

its pretty straight forward from there...

In all my years of teaching,

Ive never seen a mind like

the one your daughter has.

- Katherien!

- Hurry on, now. Love!

You have to go.

Let Mommy take you in.

You have to see what she becomes.


Hampton, Virginia 1961

OK! Try and turn it over, now!




Katherine!? Quit staring off into space!

And turn the damn car over!

I got it.

Im not deaf!

I wonder some times.

Here it goes.

- Yeah!

- It's the starter.

Its definitely the starter.

That starters startin to make us late.

Were going to be unemployed driving around

in this balloon of junk to work everyday.

Youre welcome to walk the 16 miles.

Or sit on the back of the bus.

I wont do neither.

Ill hitchhike.


No crime in a broken down car.

No crime being Negro either.

Button it up, Mary! Nobody wants to

go to jail behind your mouth.

Ill do my best, sugar.

Not a great place for the three of

yall to be havin car trouble.

We didnt pick the place, Officer.

It picked us.

You bein disrespectful?

No, sir.

- You have identification on ya?

- Yes, sir.

Yes, sir.

Were just on our way to work.

At Langley.

NASA, sir.

We do a great deal of the calculating

Getting our rockets into space.

- All three?

- Yes, sir.

Yes, officer.


Thats somethin'!

Had no idea they hired...

There're quite a few women,

Working in the Space Program.

Damn Russians are watching us right now.


You girls ever meet those Astronauts?

The Mercury 7?


Yes, sir.

We work with those gentlemen all the time.

Those boys are the best we got.

- I'm sure of that!

- Yeah!

We gotta get a man up there

before the Commies do.

- Yes!

- Absolutely.

Whole damn countrys counting on em.

Thats for certain

Hard to be of service broken down on

the side of the road, though.

Right! Right!

Well, you need a tow or somethin?

No, thank you, Officer.

I think I got it, Just give me that..

Just need a ...

To bypass the starter...

She is good in this stuff!

Thata girl!

Were all set.

Hell. Least I can do is give ya

an escort.

Imagine yall are

running late to work.

Oh, no sir! We wouldnt

want to bother you.

That would be wonderful, Officer.

Thank you so much, sir.

- Follow me!

- I'm driving!

Hurry up, Dorothy!

Before he changes his mind!

- We're coming!

- Hold your horses!


- Mary! Slow down! Youre so close!

- Well, be quiet. He said to follow him!

He didnt mean you hit him behind!

Dear Lord..

I dont even know where to begin!

Rate this script:(5.00 / 2 votes)

Allison Schroeder

Allison Schroeder is an American screenwriter. She co-wrote the film Hidden Figures with Theodore Melfi, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

All Allison Schroeder scripts | Allison Schroeder Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Hidden Figures" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 2 Dec. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/hidden_figures_9931>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Hidden Figures

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.