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Norma Rae

Norma Rae is a 1979 film which tells the story of a woman from a small Southern town who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. It stars Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley and Gail Strickland.

The movie was written by Harriet Frank Jr and Irving Ravetch. It was directed by Martin Ritt.

It won Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sally Field) and Best Music, Song (for David Shire and Norman Gimbel for It Goes Like It Goes). It was nominated for Best Picture and for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.