A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Norwood Pratt
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Rita Lee Chipman
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Joe William Reese
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Yvonne Phillips
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Wayne T.E.B. Walker
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A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Its 'Goodtime Glen' and 'Super Joe'... doin' what they do best!

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24 September 1970 (Australia)  »

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This film was 'Hal Wallis''s last production for Paramount. See more »

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An extraneous memory of a forgettable film
28 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I'm aware of Norwood is that I graduated high school in NC in 1970. Our senior class was traditionally treated to a movie on a school morning in the week of commencement. The newfangled Park Theater (long since closed) on the east side of Burlington (now a Hispanic colony) was showing Norwood by night, so that's what we sat and watched. I appreciate the few details other posters made about the Vietnam war and Kim Darby's unwed motherhood. The movie almost sounds interesting, but it wasn't. Glen Campbell was a good musician but a joke as an actor. Broadway Joe looked great, of course, but aside from an occasional cameo on the Love Boat . . . Well, he was an even better quarterback than Campbell was a guitarist. Where'd Kim Darby go? She might have been Molly Ringwald's mother.


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