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Made in Dagenham (2010)

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A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director:

Nigel Cole

Writer:

William Ivory
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Hawkins ... Rita O'Grady
Andrea Riseborough ... Brenda
Jaime Winstone ... Sandra
Lorraine Stanley ... Monica
Nicola Duffett ... Eileen
Geraldine James ... Connie
Bob Hoskins ... Albert Passingham
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ... Brian (as Matt Aubrey)
Daniel Mays ... Eddie O'Grady
Roger Lloyd Pack ... George (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Phil Cornwell ... Dave
Karen Seacombe Karen Seacombe ... Marge
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Martin
Sian Scott Sian Scott ... Sharon O'Grady
Robbie Kay ... Graham O'Grady
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In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there are also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assemble the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O'Grady, work with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal. However, Rita learns that there is a larger issue in this dispute considering that women are paid an appalling fraction of the men's wages for the same work across the board on the sole basis of their sex. Refusing to tolerate this inequality any longer, O'Grady leads a strike by her fellow machinists for equal pay for equal work. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labour and political struggle that ultimately would advance the cause of women's rights around the world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Dagenham, England, 1968. An ordinary woman fights for equal pay and achieves something extraordinary. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Nigel Cole leapt at the chance of making a film in his native Britain after a frustrating stint in America making A Lot Like Love (2005) and $5 a Day (2008), neither of which met with his expectations. See more »

Goofs

A Triumph Toledo with G reg number plates was shown in one shot. The Toledo was introduced in 1970; the correct model would have been the Triumph 1300. Also a G plate denotes a car registered between 1 August 1968 and 31 July 1969, whereas all the action in the film took place in during three weeks in June 1968. See more »

Quotes

Eddie O'Grady: Christ, I like a drink, but I ain't out on the beer every night or screwin' other women, or... 'Ere, I've never once raised me hand to you. Ever. Or the kids.
Rita O'Grady: Christ.
Eddie O'Grady: What? Why are you looking like that?
Rita O'Grady: Right. You're a saint now, is that what you're tellin' me, Eddie? You're a bleedin' saint? 'Cause you give us an even break?
Eddie O'Grady: What are you saying?
Rita O'Grady: That is as it should be. Jesus, Eddie! What do you think this strike's all been about, eh? Oh yeah. Actually you're right. You don't go on the drink,...
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Crazy Credits

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." See more »


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Israelites
Written by Desmond Dekker (as Dekker)
Performed by Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Published by Universal / Island Music Ltd and Sparta Florida Music Group Ltd
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A Recreation Of A Major Step To Equality
18 October 2010 | by djackson-33See all my reviews

A fine recreation of the major historic step for equal pay for women. Dramatic but with plenty of laughs in the workplace and the biased tradition of different levels politics. Also a glimpse at the class differences in modern 1968 England and the soundtrack instantly took me back to when I was 20. This should be mandatory watching for management till they really understand it. Also mandatory watching for the rest of us to remind us that fighting for a cause is difficult but can succeed. Very well written and acted, I see a lot of movies and most need more spend on shortcomings in the story/script and less on overpaid actors, I really could not find fault in "Made In Dagenham".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

We Want Sex See more »

Filming Locations:

Dagenham, Essex, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,563, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$1,095,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,629,471
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (television footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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