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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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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
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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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The original Broadway production starred Maureen Stapleton and Lou Jacobi. The play ran for only 12 performances. 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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Touch Me In The Morning
Written by Michael Masser (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ron Miller
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Excellent comedy about gay stereotypes
16 January 2002 | by (South Bend, IN) – See all my reviews

Even though this movie came out a year before I was born, it is definetely one of my favorite comedies. It stars Redd Foxx as a father who tries to understand his son's homosexuality. Like most parents, he doesn't know a thing about what it means to be gay and has all of these stereotypical notions of what gay people are like. His son, Norman, is now grown up and living on his own. When his father, Ben, finds out that his son is gay, he pays his son a visit in hopes of changing him. The title comes from one of the funniest lines in the movie--when Ben gets to Norman's apartments he runs into a female prostitute and thinks it's his son in drag ("Norman... Is that you?"). The movie had me laughing from start to finish. Redd Foxx is great. Although a lot of the content is stereotypical, I didn't find anything offensive about the way the material was handled, and it even has a good ending. Highly recommended.


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