MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,855 this week

Leaving Normal (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 April 1992 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,143 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

A female buddy picture whose initial run was handicapped by being released after "Thelma and Louise." The film chronicles Marianne and Darly's cross country adventure, the hardships and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Edward Solomon)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9984 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1085 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Leaving Normal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Leaving Normal (1992)

Leaving Normal (1992) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Leaving Normal.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Lily Rabe, Tobey Maguire
The Siege (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening
Glory (1989)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn
Special Bulletin (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart
Defiance I (2008)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
Trick of the Eye (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Ed Kaplan
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Meg Tilly, Paxton Whitehead
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer
Soul ReViver (2016)
Drama

The story will follow "Jin and Clara, two soul revivers who have the ability to move between the worlds of the living and the dead and to bring certain people back whose mission on Earth was not complete at the time of their demise.

Director: Edward Zwick
Drama

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Director: Edward Zwick
Having It All (TV Movie 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Thera Baylin is a fashion designer with a husband in New York and another one in California.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Barry Newman, Hart Bochner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marianne
...
Darly
...
66
...
Harry
...
Leon
...
Kurt
...
...
Emily
...
Rich
...
Marshall
Robyn Simons ...
Sarah
Ken Angel ...
Nuqaq
...
Clyde
Barbara Russell ...
Izuzu Mother
Ahnee Boyce ...
Izuzu Judy
Edit

Storyline

A female buddy picture whose initial run was handicapped by being released after "Thelma and Louise." The film chronicles Marianne and Darly's cross country adventure, the hardships and characters they encounter. Where "Thelma and Louise" was about keeping control until the very end, "Leaving Normal" is about knowing when to stop. Written by Robert B. Young

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes the only way to find where you're going is to lose your way

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mary & Darly  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,514,114 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the complete song itself is not played in the movie, the piano intro to Bruce Hornsby and the Range's "The Show Goes On" is used. See more »

Goofs

The geography of their trip north from Portland is mixed up. We see them in the red truck with Leon and Harry, at Britannia Beach, some 70 miles into Canada. (The give-away is the mining building behind them, which is distinctively Britannia Beach, BC.) Later, with 66, they are south of Seattle, deciding where to enter Canada. Then they are obviously in White Rock, BC, again looking at a map to choose their route into Canada. (White Rock is just across the border, in Canada, and 70 miles south of Britannia Beach.) See more »

Quotes

Darly: Adios, shithole!
See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Wicked Game
Written and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Surprising
24 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I only saw 'Leaving Normal' because it was on Sky TV one night and there was nothing else on, so, I decided to watch it. I wasn't expecting much of it, as most things on that last at night are usually things that are too boring to be on earlier. However, I was very surprised by it, I actually enjoyed it. It's a story about the friendship between Darly and Marianne, who met at a bus-stop after Marianne ran away from her abusive husband. Darly is going to Alaska and decided to take Marianne along with her, sort of like a daughter figure. Marianne always likes to look on the bright side of things which leads her into bad situations. Darly is assertive but good-natured, she means well. And because she was so witty it made the film much more enjoyable. The first half of the movie is a road-movie, Which consist of the troubles they face of trying to get to their destination, and when they get there, they want to leave, at least Darly does. It's a light-hearted drama and all ends well. Worth a watch.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Leavin Normal on DVD Jahguide
Please email universal to put this on DVD darkmoonlady2002-1
good movie Coolgil
best line!!! colorado308
The letter Hynap321
Loved It kholiday951
Discuss Leaving Normal (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?