R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Sandie Shaw who sang the film's title song used to work as a punched-card operator in the Ford plant at Dagenham several years before the events depicted in the film.
Lisa. Do you mind if I call you Lisa? You must have quite a head on your shoulders. Peter tells me that you read history at Cambridge.
Lisa Hopkins: Yes I did.
Robert Tooley: Mind if I ask: what do you think of our little problem over at the factory? Do you think maybe he's a ...
When Connie and Rita O'Grady return to their co-workers from their first meeting, Rita hands her handbag to Connie to hold while she climbs on a table, gets everyone's attention, then announces loudly, "Everyone out!" She climbs down and shakes hands with co-workers without her handbag (Connie is holding it), then suddenly she has her handbag looped on her shoulder, then it's gone and Connie is holding it again, and we never see Connie hand the handbag back to Rita.
Captions in the closing credits: "Two years later in May 1970 the Equal Pay Act became law. Similar legislation quickly followed in most industrial countries across the world. Ford Motor Company Limited went on to effect changes in its employment practices and is now used as an example of a good practice employer."
£674,059 (UK) (3 October 2010)
$1,094,798 (USA) (10 April 2011)
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