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Release Date: January 01, 1979Running Time: 114 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Drama


Sally Field

Beau Bridges

Ron Leibman

Pat Hingle

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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.