Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
Widescreen format (aspect ratio, 2.35:1) preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
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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.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: A man suffers a heart attack and collapses.
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.)
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.
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"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."
"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."
"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! "
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