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Norma Rae

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Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1979
Drama

Synopsis

Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by labor activist Reuben, Norma is inspired to rally her fellow workers behind the cause of unionism.

Synopsis

Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by labor activist Reuben, Norma is inspired to rally her fellow workers behind the cause of unionism.

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Norma RaeDirected byMartin Ritt

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1979 | 2 wins including: Best Actress
Academy Awards
1980 | 2 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role
1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture
National Board of Review
1979 | Winner: Best Actress
Writers Guild of America
1980 | Nominee: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

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