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Norma Rae

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Norma Rae


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Norma Rae, a textile worker in a small Southern town, discovers that she has a social conscience when a labor organizer arrives at her mill to establish a union.
Title: Norma Rae
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, c2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features include: interactive menus ; scene selection ; documentary "Backstory: Norma Rae" (20 mins.) ; original theatrical trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
Widescreen format (aspect ratio, 2.35:1) preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Summary: Norma Rae, a textile worker in a small Southern town, discovers that she has a social conscience when a labor organizer arrives at her mill to establish a union.
Audience: MPAA rating PG
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, Best Actress (Sally Field)
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Report This May 03, 2013
  • JAMESG rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie about the cotton mill industry in the Southern states. How difficult it was & what a price to pay to get unionized labour to protect the workers rights. Outstanding performance by Sally Field! A must see.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A truly fantastic film. Sally Field is dazzling here and you fall in love with her character. Her character is truly real: not perfect, but trying hard in a world that seems to be built unfairly. There's a feminist message in there, of course, but there's also an underdog message. The combination of the two is great, and it makes me even happier to think that it may have happened like this for Crystal Lee Sutton, the real-life woman that Norma Rae is based on. Kudos to her! Needless to say, I recommend this film to everyone.

Report This May 24, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good demonstration of what a woman can accomplish.

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Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An overworked and underpaid single woman in the South joins forces with a New York labour union organizer to fight for some fair worker's rights at the uncomfortable textile shop that employs her.

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Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: A woman and a man become drunk at a bar, so they use their friend as the designated driver when they get in a car.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A man suffers a heart attack and collapses.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A woman speaks frankly about sexual satisfaction and how "putting feet up in the air in a vehicle" leads to pregnancy. A man responds in similar terms. (Any sexual language used is mild. I think it's completely reasonable to consider Norma Rae a family-friendly film.)

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: A man slaps a woman across the face; her nose is shown bloodied afterwards. There is a brief brawl (perhaps a scuffle is a better word) between a few men, but there's no blood and it's quickly stopped. A man resists arrest.

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Very few to no mild cusses (such as "sh*t")

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Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"The textile industry, in which you are spending your lives and your substance, and in which your children and their children will spend their lives and their substance, is the only industry in the whole length and breadth of the United States of America that is not unionized. Therefore, they are free to exploit you, to cheat you, to lie to you, and to take away what is rightfully yours: your health, a decent wage, a fit place to work. I would urge you to stop them by coming down to room 207 at the Golden Cherry Motel, to pick up a union card and to sign it. It comes from the Bible: according to the tribes of your fathers, ye shall inherit. It comes from Reuben Warshowsky: not unless you make it happen."

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I saw a pregnant women on a picket line get hit in the stomach with a club. I saw a boy of 16 shot in the back. I saw a guy blown to hell and back when he tried to start his car in the morning. You just got your feet wet on this one."

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Forget it! I'm stayin' right where I am. It's gonna take you and the police department and the fire department and the National Guard to get me outta here! "

Report This Aug 23, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Norma, what I've had from you has been sumptuous."

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