Norma Rae (1979)
IMDb Rating 7.2
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sally Field Norma Rae
Beau Bridges Sonny
Ron Leibman Reuben
Pat Hingle Vernon
Gail Strickland Bonnie Mae
Barbara Baxley Leona
Lonny Chapman Gardner
Morgan Paull Wayne Billings
George R. Robertson Farmer
Henry Slate Policeman
Robert Broyles Sam Bolen
John Calvin Ellis Harper
Booth Colman Dr. Watson
Norma Rae finds Sally Field cast in the title role, a minimum-wage worker in a cotton mill. The factory has taken too much of a toll on the health of Norma Rae's family for her to ignore her Dickensian working conditions. After hearing a speech by New York union organizer Reuben (Ron Leibman), Norma Rae decides to join the effort to unionize her shop. This causes dissension at home when Norma Rae's husband Sonny (Beau Bridges) assumes that her activism is a result of a romance between herself and Reuben. Despite the pressure brought to bear by Management, Norma Rae successfully orchestrates a shutdown of the mill, resulting in victory for the union and capitulation to its demands. Based on a true story, Norma Rae is the film for which Sally Field won her first Oscar; an additional Oscar went to the film's main song, It Goes Like It Goes. — Hal Erickson
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama
Director Martin Ritt
Producer Tamara Asseyev; Alex Rose; Alexandra Rose
Writer Harriet Frank, Jr.; Irving Ravetch; Harriet Frank Jr.
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 120 mins
Movie Release Date 3/2/1979
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 434
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/28/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543013747
Chapters 32
Release Date 12/17/2002
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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