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MADE IN DAGENHAM <span>(2010)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 108

Release dates 28/03/2011, 01/10/2010

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Nigel Cole

Cast includes Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Daniel Mays, Richard Schiff, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Andrew Lincoln, Kenneth Cranham, Rupert Graves, Danny Huston (voice), John Sessions

Summary The film stars the award winning Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as "unskilled". With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The leader of the women's struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle's struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MADE IN DAGENHAM is a British film that dramatises an industrial dispute at a motor car manufacturing plant in the late 1960s. It has been classified '15' for strong language.

The film contains several uses of strong language. Generally the uses occur as part of heated exchanges between characters, occasionally they are angrily directed. At '15' the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’)'.

The film also contains a sex scene in which we see a man and woman having sex in the back of a car. They are both clothed and there is no nudity or explicit sexual detail. At '15', the Guidelines state that 'Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail'.

This is a period work and smoking is prevalent throughout the film.


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Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),Paramount Pictures UK
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