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Norma Rae (1979)

110 min - Drama - 2 March 1979
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Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.

Director:  Martin Ritt
Stars:  Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland, Morgan Paull, Robert Broyles, John Calvin, Booth Colman, Lee de Broux, James Luisi, Vernon Weddle, Gilbert Green, Bob Minor

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Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.



Tagline: The story of a woman with the courage to risk everything for what she believes is right.

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  2 March 1979

Box Office

Revenue:  $22,228,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  20th Century Fox

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE — Sally Field {“Norma Rae”} – WON
MUSIC (Original Song) — “It Goes Like It Goes,” Music by David Shire; Lyric by Norman Gimbel – WON
BEST PICTURE — Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose, Producers
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr.


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