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Norma Rae (1979)

PG
114 min | Drama

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
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Director
Writers
Irving Ravetch (screenplay) | Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
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Editor
Sidney Levin (edited by)
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Opening Wknd
$ 262,778
Gross (USA)
$ 22,228,000
Gross (World)
$ 22,228,000
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Release date
Mar 2, 1979 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Norma Rae Norma Rae   See fewer
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Beau Bridges
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Ron Leibman
Reuben Warshowsky Reuben Warshowsky   See fewer
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Pat Hingle
Vernon Wichard Vernon Wichard   See fewer
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Barbara Baxley
Leona Wichard Leona Wichard   See fewer
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Gail Strickland
Bonnie Mae Bonnie Mae   See fewer
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Morgan Paull
Wayne Billings Wayne Billings   See fewer
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Robert Broyles
Sam Bolen Sam Bolen   See fewer
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John Calvin
Ellis Harper Ellis Harper   See fewer
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Booth Colman
Dr. Watson Dr. Watson   See fewer
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Lee de Broux
Lujan (as Lee DeBroux) Lujan (as Lee DeBroux)   See fewer
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James Luisi
George Benson George Benson   See fewer
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Vernon Weddle
Reverend Hubbard Reverend Hubbard   See fewer
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Gilbert Green
Al Landon Al Landon   See fewer
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Bob Minor
Lucius White Lucius White   See fewer
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Mary Munday
Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Johnson   See fewer
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Jack Stryker
J.J. Davis J.J. Davis   See fewer
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Gregory Walcott
Lamar Miller Lamar Miller   See fewer
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Noble Willingham
Leroy Mason Leroy Mason   See fewer
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Lonny Chapman
Gardner (as Lonnie Chapman) Gardner (as Lonnie Chapman)   See fewer
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Bert Freed
Sam Dakin Sam Dakin   See fewer
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Bob Hannah
Jed Buffum (as Bob E. Hannah) Jed Buffum (as Bob E. Hannah)   See fewer
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Edith Ivey
Louise Pickens Louise Pickens   See fewer
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Scott Lawton
Craig Wilson Craig Wilson   See fewer
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Frank McRae
James Brown James Brown   See fewer
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Millie Wilson Millie Wilson   See fewer
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Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Melissa Ann Wait
Alice Webster Alice Webster   See fewer
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Weona T. Brown
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Carolyn Danforth
Mavis Pruitt Mavis Pruitt   See fewer
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James W. Harris
Mill Worker Mill Worker   See fewer
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Charlie Briggs
Warren Lotting Warren Lotting   See fewer
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Billie Joyce Buck
Agnes Roy Agnes Roy   See fewer
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Fred Covington
Alston Purvis Alston Purvis   See fewer
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Sandra Dorsey
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Clayton Landey
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Bill Pannell
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George R. Robertson
Farmer (as George Robertson) Farmer (as George Robertson)   See fewer
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Thomas D. Samford III
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Roy Tatum
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Factory Worker (uncredited) Factory Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.4 / 10 | 9,009 votes