Norma Rae | 1979

Drama
Norma Rae works for minimum wage in a cotton mill. Her whole family has experienced health problems from working there, and after hearing a New York union organizer named Reuben speak, she decides to unionize the shop ...more
Director: Martin Ritt
Awards: 2 Oscar wins. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Norma Rae

Actor

... Sonny Webster

Actor

... Reuben

Actor

... Vernon

Actor

... Leona

Actor

... Bonnie Mae

Actor

... Wayne Billings

Actor

... Sam Bolen

Actor

... Ellis Harper

Actor

... Dr Watson

Actor

... Lujan

Actor

... George Benson

Actor

Synopsis

Norma Rae works for minimum wage in a cotton mill. Her whole family has experienced health problems from working there, and after hearing a New York union organizer named Reuben speak, she decides to unionize the shop. In addition to the problems this causes for Norma Rae at work, it also disturbs her life at home, because her husband Sonny thinks that she must be having an affair with Reuben. Although the management at the mill tries their best to stop her, Norma Rae manages to get enough support to shut the place down, resulting in having the demands of the workers met and the shop unionized.

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