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Finding Normal (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 18 May 2013
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The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candace Cameron Bure) and her dream wedding in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. But a run-in with the law ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Dr. Lisa Leland
Trevor St. John ... Lucas Craig
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Doc Shelby
Mark Irvingsen ... Lester Toole
Andrew Bongiorno ... Dr. Steve
Valerie Lynn Brett Valerie Lynn Brett ... Mandy (as Valerie Boucvalt)
Isabel Myers ... Kimberly
Dodie Brown ... Dr. Maggie Parks
Kendrick Hudson Kendrick Hudson ... Jimmer
Russell Wolfe Russell Wolfe ... Ron Woll
Jim Elliott Jim Elliott ... Judge Denton (as Big Jim Elliot)
Ashleigh Jolly Ashleigh Jolly ... Carly
Mary Alfred Thoma Mary Alfred Thoma ... Delia Wood (as Mary Thoma)
Anthony Paderewski ... Passerby
Nina Leon ... Mexican Woman
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The only thing standing between Dr. Lisa Leland (Candace Cameron Bure) and her dream wedding in the Hamptons is a 2600-mile drive from Los Angeles to Long Island. But a run-in with the law in the country town of Normal, North Carolina leaves Lisa with a choice: jail or community service. Sentenced to three days as the town's doctor, Lisa soon finds her world turned upside-down by a man and discovers a lot more to Normal. Written by Jeremy M.

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18 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Finding Normal See more »

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During Dr. Leland's court appearance for her speeding violation, Lester mentions she was driving a 3-series with the N54 twin-turbo inline 6 (engine). This is an actual BMW car and engine combination, and the internal company code used to identify this particular engine really is "N54". This means that despite his simple nature, Lester is a car aficionado and likely very tech savvy for even knowing this information. See more »

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While at the courthouse, a map of Louisiana is shown behind the judge, but the scene takes place in North Carolina. See more »

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References Doc Hollywood (1991) See more »

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Remake of Doc Hollywood
16 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

28 July 2014. This predictable, but enjoyable gender twist on Doc Hollywood (1991) starring Michael J. Fox as the urbanized male doctor instead of Candace Cameron Bure who doesn't get top billing even though she has the lead role makes for an entertaining city slicker who begins to appreciate the simple ways of country life.

Unlike Doc Hollywood, there are not as many short clips of doctor visits to fascinating patients and the dramatic older doctor scene is not as pronounced which makes for a more monotone storyline. The old doc in Finding Normal though is a much more fascinating, if less irascible character.

Overall, Finding Normal while it has its charms, some nice photography, and a more prominent religion tone, doesn't quite have the charm and comic finesse as Doc Hollywood.


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