In Dagenham, England in 1968, in the fight for equal rights, an ordinary woman achieves something extraordinary. Based on a true story.
From the director of Calendar Girls comes this extraordinary story based on true events. Dagenham, England 1968. At the town's local Ford automobile plant, Rita O'Grady (Golden GlobeÂ® winner Sally Hawkins) is one of only 187 women in a work of 55,000 men. Facing overwhelming opposition in this "man's world," Rita rallies her female co-workers to fight for equal pay - a stand that defies the corporate status quo, threatens her marriage, and ultimately exacts a tragic toll. But with the support of the shop's steward (Golden Globe winner Bob Hoskins) and the government's Employment Secretary (two-time Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson), the women become the sensation of the nation - and the catalyst for a profound turning point in time.