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Norwood (1970)

A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Jack Haley Jr.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Glen Campbell ... Norwood Pratt
Kim Darby ... Rita Lee Chipman
Joe Namath ... Joe William Reese
Carol Lynley ... Yvonne Phillips
Pat Hingle ... Grady Fring
Tisha Sterling ... Marie
Dom DeLuise ... Bill Bird
Leigh French ... Vernell Bird
Meredith MacRae ... Kay
Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson ... Wayne T.E.B. Walker
Billy Curtis ... Edmund B. Ratner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Atwater ... Angry Bus Passenger
Jimmy Boyd ... Jeeter
Virginia Capers ... Ernestine
Cass Daley ... Mrs. Remley
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A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

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Its 'Goodtime Glen' and 'Super Joe'... doin' what they do best!

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Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1970 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga do Autocarro See more »

Filming Locations:

Covelo, California, USA

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Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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The last film of Cass Daley. See more »

Soundtracks

Down Home
Written by Mac Davis
Sung by Glen Campbell
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So Bad Its Good
23 March 2005 | by stuligrossSee all my reviews

Glen Campbell once said that he was so bad as an actor that he made John Wayne's performance in True Grit seem Oscar worthy (Wayne's only Best Actor award). In Norwood, Glen Campbell does not have any real talent around him to overcome his weaknesses. Lets face it, the chicken that is carried around provided the most credible performance in the movie.

While there is some talent in the movie, none if it surfaces. Some reviewers suggest that simply buying the Norwood soundtrack would be better for those who like Glen Campbell's music. I would point out that there may be a reason that the Norwood soundtrack tanked on the charts while almost all of Campbell's records were selling at the time. There may be a reason. (If you do want the Norwood soundtrack, try to find the "I'll Paint You A Song" album, which has the Norwood soundtrack as well as the Theme from True Grit).

So, why 8 stars? First, Glen Campbell gets 8 stars as a starting point because he was a true icon at the time. Second, the movie is really so bad that it becomes good. The jokes fall flat, but the serious parts are hilarious. It is worth watching when you just want some mindless humor and mind-numbing music.


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