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Norwood (1970)

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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Grady Fring
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Marie
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Bill Bird
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Vernell Bird
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Kay
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Wayne T.E.B. Walker
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Edmund B. Ratner
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Angry Bus Passenger
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Jeeter
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Ernestine
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Mrs. Remley
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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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A Rapariga do Autocarro  »

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

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Written by Earl Nunn and Zeke Clements
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So Bad Its Good
23 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Glen Campbell once said that he was so bad as an actor that he made John Wayne's performance in True Grit seem Oscar worthy (Wayne's only Best Actor award). In Norwood, Glen Campbell does not have any real talent around him to overcome his weaknesses. Lets face it, the chicken that is carried around provided the most credible performance in the movie.

While there is some talent in the movie, none if it surfaces. Some reviewers suggest that simply buying the Norwood soundtrack would be better for those who like Glen Campbell's music. I would point out that there may be a reason that the Norwood soundtrack tanked on the charts while almost all of Campbell's records were selling at the time. There may be a reason. (If you do want the Norwood soundtrack, try to find the "I'll Paint You A Song" album, which has the Norwood soundtrack as well as the Theme from True Grit).

So, why 8 stars? First, Glen Campbell gets 8 stars as a starting point because he was a true icon at the time. Second, the movie is really so bad that it becomes good. The jokes fall flat, but the serious parts are hilarious. It is worth watching when you just want some mindless humor and mind-numbing music.


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