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Norman... Is That You? (1976)

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

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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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To save money, the interior scenes were shot with a multi-camera television setup, then transferred to 35mm film. 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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Featured in The Redd Foxx Becomes a Movie Star (1976) See more »

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One Out Of Every Six
Music by William Goldstein (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ronald Miller
Performed by Thelma Houston
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Uneven, but terrific comedy bits inside!
8 August 2004 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

Norman, Is That You? was (this is all third hand, so take it with a grain of salt) adapted to an African American family from a Jewish one, when it made the transition off stage and onto screen. Also, it was one of those movies originally filmed in video, so the prints from the theater can't have been that great. Still, performances by Redd Foxx and others were pretty good.

What I wanted to tell you all is that the movie is a PERIOD PIECE: it reflected the attitudes in the mid to early 70s about finding out you have a gay son or daughter in your family. For that reason alone, it's pretty interesting- if not a little "hollywood". Don't believe me? Check out lines about curtains, etc. Very stereotypical. Not too deep.

But... the movie really shines in a couple of areas. There is a side splitting scene when Redd Foxx is trying to find his wife, who's run away with his brother (!) to Ensenada in a souped up Pinto. The phone conversation across the border is really memorable.

But... the best scene in the movie is when Wayland Flowers and Madame did his/their gay routine that he used to do in gay bars and nightclubs. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only time that routine was filmed. And, it's a slightly cleaned up and much shorter version, I'm told. Still, it's vintage Madame, and shouldn't be missed. People are still stealing lines from Wayland; the man was truly gifted. Enjoy the movie!


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