Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Martin Sheen admits there were times he felt like he, Andrew Garfield and Sally Field were starring in a family drama instead of an action picture when they were shooting their scenes for "The Amazing Spider-Man."
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Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Barnz adamantly deny their new film "Won't Back Down" bashes U.S. public-school teachers and the unions that represent them.
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'Forrest Gump,' 'Bambi' included on film registry

'Forrest Gump,' 'Bambi' included on film registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- "Forrest Gump," "Bambi" and "Stand and Deliver" are to be included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in Washington.

Fake quotes used in cancer fundraising

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Terry Fox Foundation official admits fabricated quotes by non-existent people were used to boost the popular Canadian cancer charity's efforts to raise money.

Crystal Sutton, 'Norma Rae' model, dies

BURLINGTON, N.C., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Crystal Lee Jordan Sutton, the North Carolina union activist whose story inspired the movie "Norma Rae," has died at the age of 68.

Actor Pat Hingle dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Pat Hingle, who played Commissioner Gordon in several "Batman" movies in the 1990s, has died of cancer at his home in Carolina Beach, N.C.

Sally Field returning to TV comedy?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actress Sally Field may return to TV comedy, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Sally Field sells Brentwood home

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Sally Field, who won Oscars for her roles in "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart," has reportedly sold her home in Los Angeles for about $4 million.

Hotel-Restaurant workers merge with UNITE

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Members of the hotel-restaurant employees union and the clothing, textiles and laundry workers union rallied in Chicago to celebrate their merger.

AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
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Analysis: Atticus good, Hannibal bad

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Stimulating conversation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Here is the lead from Friday's Washington Post editorial regarding the economic stimulus package which is stuck in Congress: "The Senate's self-styled centrists
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Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film that tells the story of a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina, who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The film stars Sally Field in the titular role, Beau Bridges as Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, and Ron Leibman as union organizer Reuben Warshowsky.

The movie was written by Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch, and was directed by Martin Ritt. It is based on the true story of Crystal Lee Sutton (1940–2009), which was told in the 1975 book Crystal Lee, a Woman of Inheritance by New York Times reporter Henry P. Leifermann.

Norma Rae was filmed on location in Opelika, Alabama. The mill scenes were shot at Opelika Manufacturing, and the motel scenes were filmed at The Golden Cherry Motel.

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