Norma Rae

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Norma Rae ★★★ 1979 (PG)

A poor, uneducated textile worker joins forces with a New York labor organizer to unionize the reluctant workers at a Southern mill. Field was a surprise with her fully developed character's strength, beauty, and humor; her Oscar was well-deserved. Ritt's direction is top-notch. Jennifer Warnes sings the theme song, “It Goes Like It Goes,” which also won an Oscar. ♫It Goes Like It Goes. 114m/C VHS, DVD . Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle; D: Martin Ritt; W: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch; C: John A. Alonzo; M: David Shire. Oscars ‘79: Actress (Field), Song (“It Goes Like It Goes”); Cannes ‘79: Actress (Field); Golden Globes ‘80: Actress—Drama (Field); L.A. Film Critics ‘79: Actress (Field); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘79: Actress (Field); N.Y. Film Critics ‘79: Actress (Field); Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘79: Actress (Field).