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The $5.20 an Hour Dream (1980)

A newly-divorced woman with a young daughter fights male chauvinism to win a job on the assembly line of the engine company for whom she works.

Director:

Russ Mayberry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Lavin ... Ellen Lissick
Richard Jaeckel ... Albert Kleinschmidt
Nicholas Pryor ... Ed Lissick
Pamela McMyler ... Ginny
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ... Randy
Taurean Blacque ... Jive
Fredric Cook ... Checker
Robert Davi ... Bobby Jim
Cliff Emmich ... Purvis
Dennis Fimple ... Aiken
Burton Gilliam ... Turnvil
Dana Hill ... Kim Lissick
Ernie Hudson ... Homer Burden
Timothy Scott ... Turkel
Raymond Singer ... Rawlings (as Ray Singer)
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A newly-divorced woman with a young daughter fights male chauvinism to win a job on the assembly line of the engine company for whom she works.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon City, Oregon, USA

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Production Co:

Finnegan Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One More Day on the Line
Music by Jimmie Haskell
Lyrics by Jo Klasson
Sung by Katey Sagal
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Linda Lavin working in a factory
9 May 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

It's kind of surprising no one has commented on this movie yet. It was a movie that almost everyone could enjoy. Linda Lavin's character needs a radiator or something for her car. The only way to afford it and get her car back drivable is to make more money per hour by doing work normally done by men in a part of the factory she works in. The factory makes engine heads or something, and she must be able to fill in at more than one job station. She must be able to die grind and run a stacking crane or whatever. The men make it hard for her. The man giving her the qualifying test shows her how she can qualify, and she passes the test and can get her car back. Check out Linda Lavin as an Australian sheep rancher in A Place to Call Home.


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