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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 »

Director:

John McNaughton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Pam Anderson
Luke Perry ... Chris Anderson
Bruce A. Young ... Agent Parker (as Bruce Young)
Jim True-Frost ... Mike Anderson (as Jim True)
Edmund Wyson Edmund Wyson ... Darren
Michael Skewes Michael Skewes ... Officer Swift
Scott Cummins ... Hank Chilton
Kevin Mukherji ... Homeowner
Kate Walsh ... Cindy Anderson
Tom Towles ... Frank Anderson
Penelope Milford ... Adele Anderson
Brian McCann ... Justice of the Peace
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Eva
Kevin Hurley Kevin Hurley ... Norman
Brian Blondell Brian Blondell ... Toy Store Clerk
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The bar where Chris and Pam first meet is the Bartlett Tap located in downtown Bartlett, Illinois. The tavern has been in existence since the 1800s. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene where they close in on Pam during the shoot out, the police open fire on the van covering it with bullet holes. After the shooting ceases, the bullet holes mysteriously disappear and then reappear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Anderson: Lock and load. You ready?
[Pam nods]
Chris Anderson: Time to go.
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Alternate Versions

Portuguese version misses about 9 minutes of the original movie. There are no scenes of nudity or sex, and not a single swear word. Even the scenes showing characters with guns pointed at their own heads were removed. In Portugal there is no censorship, but it seems the local distributor brought in a version made for American networks. See more »

Connections

References Drop Zone (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Brown Eyed Lady
Written by Stokes, Krklec, Smith and Fusello
Performed by DOPE
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It's no Bonnie & Clyde
27 May 1999 | by LeeLarchSee all my reviews

It's no Set It Off. It's no Thelma and Louise. The whole thing smelled of an A&E cable movie or at best, a CBS made for TV movie. The whole time I was asking myself and the television set. Why doesn't he get rid of that woman. When he bought the house, that was the last straw. It wasn't entirely painful to watch, but certain people should stick to 90210.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,315, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$22,891

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,891
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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