A Matter of Sex (1984)

A Matter of Sex (1984)

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A Matter of Sex is the calculatedly misleading title of a based-on-fact TV movie, which originally bore the more suitable title Women of Willmar . In 1976, the women working in a bank in Willmar, Minnesota become incensed because less-qualified men are being promoted over them. Head teller Jean Stapleton, with the help of attorney Peter Dvorsky and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, organizes an employee's union. When the chauvinistic bank officers cause negotiations to break down, Stapleton and seven other female employees go on strike--a job action which lasts for two years, despite political and social pressure from the community. Director Lee Grant, whose daughter Dinah Manoff is cast as one of the strikers, had previously helmed a documentary based on the same incident, The Willmar Eight--which was telecast on PBS the night before the January 1984 network premiere of A Matter of Sex.
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Lee Grant
Written By: Joseph Feury
In Theaters: wide
Runtime:
Orion Television

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Dinah Manoff
as Glennis Rasmussen
John W. Carroll
as Ray Artisan
Peter Dvorsky
as John Mack
Jeannie Elias
as Shirly Solyntjes
Gillian Farrell
as Sylvia Erickson
Tom Harvey
as Vern Dimmick
Mary Pirie
as Donna Fern
Pamela Putch
as Jane Harguth
Joanne Strauss
as Doris Boshart
Layne Coleman
as Billy Dimmick
Philip Craig
as Roy Wallin
Roger Dunn
as Robert Sykes
Bob Warner
as Mr. Rasmussen
Charles Jolliffe
as Rev. Howell
Morris Buchanan
as Judge Garfield
Bob Church
as 1st TV Reporter
Barbara Kyle
as 2nd TV Reporter
Sharon Dyer
as Mrs. Jacobson
Jan Chamberlin
as Mrs. Simmons
Michael J. Reynolds
as Bruce Jennings
Murray Westgate
as 1st Union Man
Helen Caracallea
as 2nd Railroad Woman
Peter Spance
as Young Man
Nancy Beatty
as Sandi Treml
Judge Reinhold
as Tobe Rasmussen
Diana Reis
as Terren Novotny
Marvin Karon
as Darryl Lund
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