AFI's Night at the Movies
AFI's Night at the Movies
NORMA RAE
Presented by SALLY FIELD
20th Century Fox, 1979
PRINCIPAL CAST Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman
DIRECTOR Martin Ritt
PRODUCERS Tamara Asseyev, Alex Rose
SCREENWRITERS Harriet Frank, Jr; Irving Ravetch
NORMA RAE encapsulates the duality of the American Dream – from its promise to its harsh realities, and the struggles that an average person endures to reconcile them. Sally Field stands tall at the center of this triumphant tale of defiance and affirmation, embodying an unlikely hero willing to upset the status quo in order to fight for what's right.

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