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Perfectly Normal (1990)

R | | Comedy | April 1991 (USA)
A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Eugene Lipinski (screenplay), Eugene Lipinski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... Alonzo Turner
Michael Riley ... Renzo Parachi
Deborah Duchene ... Denise
Eugene Lipinski ... Hopeless
Kenneth Welsh ... Charlie Glesby
Patricia Gage ... Mrs. Hathaway
J.D. Nicholsen J.D. Nicholsen ... Duane Bickle (as Jack Nichols)
Elizabeth Harpur ... Gloria
Kristina Nicoll ... Tiffany
Peter Millard Peter Millard ... Bunden
Bryan Foster Bryan Foster ... Gig Manyon
Andrew Miller ... Pizza Guy
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... Old Man
Douglas C. Frye Douglas C. Frye ... Boy in Cab
Graham Harley Graham Harley ... Middle-aged Man
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A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Alonzo Turner: Morning is a state of mind, Lorenzo. It is that period of the day, before you've had a coffee and a satisfying bowel movement.
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A well-done Canadian film. Who woulda thunk it?
29 November 2003 | by wschnackSee all my reviews

Yves Simoneau uses the stereotypes of Canada, the beer factory, the hockey rink, the snow-covered wilderness, as his setting to examine its relationship with its bombastic neighbor to the south. But instead of a heavy geopolitical study it's actually a hoot. He throws in opera and cross-dressing for fun, and Robbie Coltrane gives a fabulous performance that almost steals the show. Yet the entire cast hits their notes well, with the smaller parts especially shining. Beautifully shot, it's a gem of a film.


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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genial normal See more »

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Dolby

Color:

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