Norma Rae

Normae Rae
Drama

1979

Director: Martin Ritt Cast: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland, Morgan Paull, Robert Broyles, John Calvin, Booth Colman, Lee de Broux, James Luisi, Vernon Weddle, Gilbert Green, Bob Minor, Gregory Walcott, Noble Willingham

Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sally Field); Best Original Song (“It Goes Like It Goes” by David Shire & Norman Gimbel)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Adapted Screenplay (Irving Ravetch & Harriet Frank Jr.)

I First Saw In: 2016

Synopsis: A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Did You Know? The screenplay was written in just six weeks.

Quotables: NORMA: I’m not asking anybody! I’m going!

And now a Word from the Guise:
There is a lot that I have to say about this film, but I am unable to articulate them properly. What I will say is that it is an important film, even to this day. Sally Field is nothing short of extraordinary.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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