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The Willmar 8 (1981)

Risking jobs, friends, family and the opposition of church and community, eight unassuming women begin the longest bank strike in American history.

Director:

Lee Grant
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Cast

Credited cast:
Glennis Andresen Glennis Andresen
Doris Boshart Doris Boshart
Terry Caine Terry Caine
Sylvia Erickson Sylvia Erickson
Lee Grant ... Narrator (voice)
Jane Harguth Jane Harguth
Bob Killeen Bob Killeen
John Mack John Mack
Louise Mack Louise Mack
Teren Novotny Teren Novotny
Mike Prisch Mike Prisch
Dave Roe Dave Roe
Clair Siple Clair Siple ... (as Rev. Clair Siple)
Shirley Solynties Shirley Solynties
Sandi Tremil Sandi Tremil
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Risking jobs, friends, family and the opposition of church and community, eight unassuming women begin the longest bank strike in American history.

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Portrayal of ordinary women who bond together to improve their lives
12 February 2002 | by MikeFriedrich99See all my reviews

This film provides a very good portrait of eight ordinary midwestern middle class women, without much political, feminist, or labor consciousness, who go on strike against their small town bank employer to achieve equal status with the male employees. Lee Grant, in her directorial debut, deftly introduces the participants and lets them tell their own stories without heavy-handed commentary.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Willmar 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada See more »

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GTY See more »
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Mono

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Color
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