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Leaving Normal (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 April 1992 (USA)
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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 »

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Darly
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Harry
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Leon
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Kurt
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Emily
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Rich
Lachlan Murdoch ...
Marshall
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Nuqaq
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Clyde
Barbara Russell ...
Izuzu Mother
Ahnee Boyce ...
Izuzu Judy
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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

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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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29 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Mary & Darly  »

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$1,514,114 (USA)
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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 »

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Sarah: Cigarettes are bad!
Darly: No Sarah, cigarettes are good, and when you grow up, you should smoke... mmm, cigarettes.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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T For Trouble
Written by Bill Carter, Ruth Ellsworth & Colin James
Performed by Colin James
Courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
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Heartfelt and funny.
5 June 2000 | by (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

The movie had a lovely opening with Meg Tilly confiding to a series of fellow passengers on a Greyhound Bus, that she is sure her life was about to change, even though she was marrying a person she did not know very well. About two minutes later, she is back out on the road, illusions shattered. Her character(Marianne) bumps into Christine Lahti, who is also ready for a change, after burning just about everybody who has ever be-friended her. So, Marianne-Pollyana and the queen of bitterness take off for Alaska. Some of the surprises include a poet-trucker, and Christine's dancing abilities.


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