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Normal Life (1996)

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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Mike Anderson (as Jim True)
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Homeowner
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Adele Anderson
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Justice of the Peace
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Eva
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Norman
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Toy Store Clerk
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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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Crime | Drama

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Amerikai rémálom  »

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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

Real Criminals
Written by R.Trotter, BJ Jacobs, R. Diggs, M. Huante and L. Fisher
Performed by Positively Hard Core
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A decent, modern "Bonnie and Clyde"
29 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I must admit that seeing 90210's Luke Perry in Normal Life's leading role did not inspire me, but after watching this film I was pleasantly surprised. The foreshadowing scene at the very start of the film gives a sense of foreboding doom that pervades the rest of the story. Pam (Ashley Judd) is a woman torn between living on the edge and having a normal, storybook life. Chris (Luke Perry) longs for such a life, but also seems to be excited by Pam's wild side. He goes from cop to bank robber in a first successful, but then futile attempt to make things right, which only seems to excite Pam more. Eventually their luck runs out, and the inevitable ensues. The last 15 minutes of this film are the best part with some surprising twists right near the end.


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