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Norman... Is That You? (1976)

 -  Comedy  -  13 May 1977 (Finland)
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A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

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Ben Chambers
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Beatrice Chambers
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Garson Hobart
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Norman Chambers
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Audrey
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Melody (as Vernée Watson)
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Adele Hobart
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Mr. Sukara - Bookstore Clerk
Sergio Aragonés ...
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Wayland Flowers ...
Larry Davenport
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A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

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There's a Sexual Revolution Going On... And All the Leaders Are in My Family!

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13 May 1977 (Finland)  »

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Min son är sån...  »

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'Norman... Is That You?' opened at the Lyceum Theater on February 19, 1970. See more »

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The shaving cream on Ben's face while he's on the phone to Mexico progressively disappears during the course of the call. See more »

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Referenced in Death at a Funeral (2010) See more »

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Milly's On The Methadone Blues
Written by Marshall Barer (uncredited)
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Modern gay people will find this "acceptance drama" dated
16 October 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

From the producer of "Laugh-In", this movie is about as sophisticated as the average 70's sitcom, yet three times as long. Presented as part of MGM's "Soul Cinema" series, this black version of the classic "family discovers their son is gay" movie doesn't add anything new to the genre, and lacks any camp sensibility that might be a saving grace. There's only so many times that seeing a family "shocked" that their child is gay can be interesting - "Norman" comes off like a poorly executed issue-of-the-week movie from the bad old days. There's better queer and blaxxploitation flicks out there, I recommend passing on this one...


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