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Normal Life (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 October 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Agent Parker (as Bruce Young)
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Hank Chilton
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Homeowner
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Cindy Anderson
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Adele Anderson
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Justice of the Peace
Dawn Maxey ...
Eva
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Norman
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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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Crime | Drama

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

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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

Pam Anderson said her telescope was a Newtonian reflector; however, it was a long focal length 60mm refractor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Anderson: Lock and load. You ready?
[Pam nods]
Chris Anderson: Time to go.
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Features Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) See more »

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Real Criminals
Written by R.Trotter, BJ Jacobs, R. Diggs, M. Huante and L. Fisher
Performed by Positively Hard Core
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Well drawn characters of a hopelessly incompatible couple.
30 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An incompatible couple try to find a normal life. Differences of opinion constantly lead to outbursts of anger and threats of ending the partnership. Pam (Ashley Judd) is an irresponsible woman who makes up for the lack of excitement in her life by indulging in drugs and alcohol. She is certainly not content to be a housewife. Policeman Chris (Luke Perry) on the other hand is a level-headed husband who pampers her in every material way. He is soon in dreadful debt.

The turbulent life-style of these two main characters occupy the screen most of the time and we feel there is no hope for either of them. Indeed their incompatibility is enough to put one totally off marriage. Their shouting matches are quite savage and somewhat depressing.

When Chris resigns from the police force and discovers a new way to riches and living life to the full, excitement takes over and the characters are fired with a new enthusiasm. Pam insists she be a part of this new game and for a time she becomes a new woman.

The characters are well drawn, the car chases quite exciting. This change of mood spices up their sex lives clearly depicted in a series of bedroom scenes.

The final sequences are dramatic and exciting so stay with the film to the end. The old saying that "Crime does not pay" is clearly delivered and understood.


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