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Overall B+

Although she is just one of many employees at a textile factory, Norma Rae (Sally Field) joins union organizer Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Liebmana) to try to create a better workplace for all.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG

Why is Norma Rae rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Norma Rae is rated PG for

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Violence: A man slaps a woman in the face. Racial comments result in a fight at the workplace. A man is injured when a violent struggle breaks out while men try to put him in a police car. A security guard tries to remove a woman from the workplace. A man talks about characters that are shot or blown up for their involvement in the union.

Sexual Content: A woman meets a married man at a hotel for weekly tryst. She takes off her shirt (she is later seen putting her bra back on). A man makes frank comments about sexual climaxes. A woman talks about her past liaisons with several men. A woman says she can’t say no to men. A man talks about sleeping with woman and his boyhood affair with his piano teacher. A man’s bare buttocks are seen while skinny-dipping. A woman begins to undress to join him. Crude anatomical comments are made. A woman talks about getting pregnant—she is later accused of making a porn movie and having loose morals. A husband complains about having to go without sexual relations with his wife. The script contains frequent crude sexual dialogue. A man says he going to look for some action.

Language: The script contains frequent mild and moderate profanities, racial slurs, crude anatomical terms and sexual language.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink and smoke on several occasions. One man and woman become drunk and are driven home by a friend.

Norma Rae
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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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