• Norma Rae (1979)

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Release Date: May 22nd, 2005

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

PG|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae (Sally Field) works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the long hours and lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by labor activist Reuben (Ron Leibman), Norma is inspired to rally her fellow workers behind the cause of unionism. Her decision rankles her family, especially her fiancé, Sonny (Beau Bridges), and provokes no shortage of contempt from her employers.

Cast: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland, Morgan Paull, Robert Broyles

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox