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Norma Rae


Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle View All


Martin Ritt (Director), Irving Ravetch (Screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 2nd, 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
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.


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Irving Ravetch and Harry Frank Jr's screenplay is actually based on the real life exploits of a woman named Crystal Lee Sutton who worked for JP Stevens and Company and whose complaints about the exhausting work, paltry wages, and minimal benefits eventual got her fired but before she left, she did ....


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