Norma Rae

89
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 114 min
An uneducated textile worker struggles to start a union in her plant. Along the way she battles management and her co-workers. Although she becomes a skilled organizer and negotiator her family life suffers.

An uneducated textile worker struggles to start a union in her plant. Along the way she battles management and her co-workers. Although she becomes a skilled organizer and negotiator her family life suffers.

Original Release

03/02/1979

US Release

03/02/1979

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Cast

Directors

Martin Ritt

Writers

Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.

Cast

Beau Bridges Sonny
Pat Hingle Vernon
Sally Field Norma Rae
Ron Leibman Reuben
Barbara Baxley Leona
Gail Strickland Bonnie Mae
Morgan Paull Wayne Billings
Robert Broyles Sam Bolen
John Calvin Ellis Harper
Booth Colman Dr. Watson
Lee de Broux Lujan
James Luisi George Benson
Vernon Weddle Reverend Hubbard
Gilbert Green Al Landon
Bob Minor Lucius White
Mary Munday Mrs. Johnson
Jack Stryker J.J. Davis
Gregory Walcott Lamar Miller
Noble Willingham Leroy Mason
Lonny Chapman Gardner

Producers

Editors

Sidney Levin

1980OscarBest Picture Nominated
1980OscarBest Actress in a Leading Role Won
1980OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1980OscarBest Music, Original Song Won
1980Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1980Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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