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Norma Rae [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 5447581
  • Release Date: 04/17/2001
  • Rating: PG
Martin Ritt's Norma Rae comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround and Dolby Digital Mono, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and a 20-minute featurette titled "Backstory: Norma Rae." This memorable film has been given a respectable DVD release from 20th Century Fox.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

    Special Features


    • 20-minute "Backstory: Norma Rae"
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Norma Rae
    Norma Rae finds Sally Field cast in the title role, a minimum-wage worker in a cotton mill. The factory has taken too much of a toll on the health of Norma Rae's family for her to ignore her Dickensian working conditions. After hearing a speech by New York union organizer Reuben (Ron Leibman), Norma Rae decides to join the effort to unionize her shop. This causes dissension at home when Norma Rae's husband, Sonny (Beau Bridges), assumes that her activism is a result of a romance between herself and Reuben. Despite the pressure brought to bear by management, Norma Rae successfully orchestrates a shutdown of the mill, resulting in victory for the union and capitulation to its demands. Based on a true story, Norma Rae is the film for which Sally Field won her first Oscar; an additional Oscar went to David Shire and Norman Gimbel for the film's theme song, "It Goes Like It Goes." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sally Field
      Sally Field - Norma Rae
    • Beau Bridges
      Beau Bridges - Sonny
    • Ron Leibman
      Ron Leibman - Reuben
    • Pat Hingle
      Pat Hingle - Vernon
    • Barbara Baxley
      Barbara Baxley - Leona



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Movie - Excellent Price

      Posted
      LilBiggie
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      I remember seeing this movie many, many years ago and I remembered that it was pretty good. When I saw it on Blu-ray and for such a good price, I had to have it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great, great story. Very moving. Great acting.

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      dylliebob99
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      A great, great story. Very moving. Great acting. And a great bit of history of the movement for better working conditions and human rights.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Finely done period piece.

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      Rockinixoye
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      Well done acting, captured the reactionary side of people as, they understand and/or misunderstand the truth about life changing issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Norma Rae - Great Movie

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      cwm81
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      This is a great movie. The history and message the movie sends about women's right and labor laws is awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Martin Ritt masterpiece

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      Poetwarrior
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      A great film anchored by Sally Field's powerhouse performance in the title role.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An American Drama

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      Poetwarrior
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      A factory worker in a small town textile mill becomes entangled in the impending labor union.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Commanding Movie and Performance

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      vmars
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      Decades later this story still rings true and is powerful. Sally Field is breathtaking as Norma Rae.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie...

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      Cosmorusty23
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      This film came out when films used to be good. It's worth a watch for quality filmmaking sake.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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