Norma Rae Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Norma Rae the Movie

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A poor, uneducated textile worker joins forces with a New York labor organizer to unionize the reluctant workers at a Southern mill. Field was a surprise with her fully developed character's strength, beauty, and humor; her Oscar was well-deserved. Ritt's direction is top-notch. Jennifer Warnes sings the theme song, "It Goes Like It Goes," which also won an Oscar.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Labor & Unions, Rebel With a Cause, American South, Protests
Harriet Frank, Irving Ravetch
Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle
John A. Alonzo
Martin Ritt
David Shire
20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1979: Actress (Field), Song ("It Goes Like It Goes"); Cannes 1979: Actress (Field); Golden Globes 1980: Actress--Drama (Field); L.A. Film Critics 1979: Actress (Field); Natl. Bd. of Review 1979: Actress (Field); N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Actress (Field); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1979: Actress (Field).

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