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173 Ratings

Norma Rae

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1979


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 Rae Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

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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