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Normal (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 2003 (USA)
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A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roy Sr. - Roy's Father
Mary Seibel ...
Em - Roy's Mother
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Church Friend Pete
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Roy 'Ruth' Applewood
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Randall Arney ...
Reverend Dale Muncie
Rich Komenich ...
Co-Worker Bob
Kirk Anderson ...
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Christian Ambrose ...
Band Member #1
Joe Foust ...
Roadie #1
Sean Rice ...
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Mickey Tuman ...
Roadie #2
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Wayne Applewood (as Joe Sikora)
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Frank
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In the countryside of the United States of America, Irma Applewood and her husband Roy Applewood have been happily married for twenty-five years and they are model citizens in their community. Roy brings Irma to meet Reverend Dale Muncie, who is their pastor and friend, to tell that he is a woman trapped in a man's body and he will have a sex-change operation. Now Roy has to face the deception of his wife and the intolerance of his colleagues, members of his church and his son Wayne. But Irma loves him and after the impact of the news, she understands and supports him with their teenage daughter Patty Ann (Hayden Panettiere) and Roy's boss Frank ('Clancy Brown') that is their friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love. Marriage. Acceptance. Sex change.

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Trivia

Tom Wilkinson chose not to do any research into the subject of transgenderism, as he felt that a mid-Western farmer wouldn't know anything about the subject either. See more »

Quotes

Patty Ann: Mom, Dad and I have the same breast size now!
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Workshop production, 1998 New Works Festival at the Mark Tapen Forum, Los Angeles, CA See more »

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Love Day
Written by Dave Bynum (as David Bynum), Matt Nader (as Matthew Nader), William Terry,
and John Truskett
Performed by Epperley
Courtesy of Windswept Entertainment
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HBO does it again
19 March 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

There are things going on on the surface in this film that will be foreign, and even repellant to a lot of people. But hopefully those who are thoughtful will be able to look beneath that to find a message that we can all hopefully relate to..the idea of loving the soul of a person regardless of their appearance and loving someone selfishly and completely. I could not relate to Tom W's characters gender identity issue nor could I put myself in jessica lange's character's position of dealing with all that. But I was moved by how much these people truly loved each other. The actors did a great job handling a subject that could have easily slipped into the farcical or maudlin. Another good hbo movie product


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