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Normal Life (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  25 October 1996 (USA)
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Agent Parker (as Bruce Young)
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Mike Anderson
Edmund Wyson ...
Darren
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Officer Swift
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Hank Chilton
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Homeowner
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Cindy Anderson
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Adele Anderson
Brian McCann ...
Justice of the Peace
Dawn Maxey ...
Eva
Kevin Hurley ...
Norman
Brian Blondell ...
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Chris is young idealistic cop who falls in love and gets married to Pam, a beautiful but emotionally unstable woman who suffers from alcoholism and drug addiction. While Chris is trying hard to have a normal life and some money, Pam is big spender and their marriage is constantly troublesome with the financial situation getting worse and worse. The biggest blow comes after Chris loses his job. In the desperate situation Chris decides to use his police skills to rob banks. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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They found the American Dream ... One bullet at a time! See more »

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Rated R for scenes of violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Amerikai rémálom  »

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The bar where Chris and Pam first meet is the Bartlett Tap, and is located in downtown Bartlett. It's a tavern that has been there since the 1800's. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene where they close in on Pam during the shoot out, the police open fire on the van covering it with bullet holes. After the shooting ceases, the bullet holes mysteriously disappear and then reappear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Anderson: Lock and load. You ready?
[Pam nods]
Chris Anderson: Time to go.
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Strange and ultimately unsatisfying
27 April 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but I haven't been able to get into the films of director John McNaughton. Of the films of his I've seen(HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, MAD DOG AND GLORY, WILD THINGS, and this), I can see obvious talent, but for some reason he hasn't put it all together for me(HENRY, the best of those, was tighter, but had some problems). At least here, I can detail what went wrong for me. For one, there were too many shouting matches(someone ought to tell actors that yelling is not the only way to express anger). For another, I've never really liked Luke Perry, and he runs the gamut of expressions here from A to B. Ashley Judd is quite good here, giving an intuitive performance, and never quite answering what's wrong with her character, but letting us guess for ourselves(of course, she's a drug addict and alcoholic, but there seems to be more to it). And the details of this supposedly true story seem fascinating. I just wish it added up to more.


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