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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (original title)
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Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

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Norman Oppenheimer
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Micha Eshel
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Phillip Cohen
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Rabbi Blumenthal
Yehuda Almagor ...
Duby
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Hanna
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Arthur Taub
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Bill Kavish
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Jo Wilf
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Ron Maor (as Dov Glickman)
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Naomi Eshel
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Alexandra (Alex) Green
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Jacques (as Isaach De Bankole)
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Taub's Assistant
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Congressman Bob Easterly
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BRBC Conference Moderator
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Bruce Schwartz
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Male Board Member 1
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Male Board Member 2
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Male Board Member 3 (as John Cramer)
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Female Board Member
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Srul Katz
Sagi Shachar ...
Davidy Eshel (as Sagi Shahar)
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F. Ivy League Administrator
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Lior
Nurit Monacelli ...
Rita
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Carol Raskin
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Ariel De La Pelgula
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Luis Pascual
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Amos Chertoff
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Abel Morton
Caitlin O'Connell ...
Sister Agnes
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Steve Goldfarb
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Gil
Maryann Urbano ...
Barbra Klein
Mark Zimmerman ...
Peter Black
Thomas Lyons ...
Owen Brooks
Keren Hadar ...
Opera Singer
Anna Stephan ...
Russian Interpreter
Nadav Shochovitzki ...
Eshel's Secret Service Man 1
Tomer Levin ...
Eshel's Secret Service Man 2
Ori Schoener ...
Eshel's Secret Service Man 3
Igal Nimni ...
Smoking Man (as Yigal Nimni)
Ronen Gavish ...
Speaking Parliament Member 1
Yishai Dov ...
Speaking Parliament Member 2
Itzik Tobi ...
Speaking Parliament Member 3 (as Itzik Tubi)
Yaron Goldman ...
Speaking Parliament Member 4
Eyme Sabage ...
Speaking Parliament Member 5
Menachem Misgav ...
Speaking Parliament Member 6 (as Menahem Misgav)
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Cantor (as Cantor Azi Schwartz)
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Squawk Box Host
Jerusalem Folk Dance ...
Hora Dancers
Toby Banks ...
Choir
Raphael Biran ...
Choir
Paul Chamlin ...
Choir
Brooke Lieberman Collins ...
Choir
Eric Dudley ...
Choir
Colin Fowler ...
Choir
Yonah Gershator ...
Choir
Jennifer Gliere ...
Choir
Alex Guerrero ...
Choir
Janara Kellerman ...
Choir
Tim Krol ...
Choir
Thomas McCargar ...
Choir
Emily Moore ...
Choir
Joseph Rubinstein ...
Choir
Dory Schultz ...
Choir
Ari Schwartz ...
Choir
Julie Lauren Stevens ...
Choir (as Julie Stevens)
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Secret Service (uncredited)
Roger Brenner ...
Israeli Convention Attendee (uncredited)
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Train Commuter (uncredited)
Phil Cappadora ...
AIPAL Attendant (uncredited)
Jamie DeLine ...
Congregant (uncredited)
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Synagogue Attendee (uncredited)
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Temple Congregant (uncredited)
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Bride's Mom (uncredited)
Jeszenia Jimenez ...
Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Temple Congregant (uncredited)
Alessandra Levy ...
Temple Congregant (uncredited)
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Temple Congregant (uncredited)
Jose Lopez ...
Temple Congregant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lovece ...
Congressman Easterly's Wife (uncredited)
Dillon Mathews ...
Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
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Couple in Rabbi's Office (uncredited)
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Train Commuter (uncredited)
And Palladino ...
Temple Congregant (uncredited)
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Mossad Agent (uncredited)
Mary Joy Raines ...
Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Robert Shulman ...
Temple Congregant (uncredited)
Chris Tera ...
Train Commuter (uncredited)
Marc A. Thomas ...
Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Hannah Yun ...
Nicole (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Cedar

Written by

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Joseph Cedar ... ()

Produced by

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Miranda Bailey ... producer
Luca Borghese ... co-producer
Carrie Fix ... co-producer
Michal Graidy ... executive producer (as Michal Graidi)
Lawrence Inglee ... producer
Caroline Kaplan ... executive producer
Jim Kaufman ... executive producer
Shira Lee ... line producer (as Lee Shira) / line producer: Israel (as Lee Shira)
David Mandil ... producer
Amanda Marshall ... executive producer
Oren Moverman ... producer
Myles Nestel ... co-executive producer
Eyal Rimmon ... producer
Racheli Sternberg ... associate producer
Gideon Tadmor ... producer
Lisa Wilson ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Jun Miyake

Cinematography by

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Yaron Scharf

Film Editing by

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Brian A. Kates

Editorial Department

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Matthew Booras ... assistant editor
Matt Breitenbach ... on-line editor
Max Cypress ... colorist: dailies
Leo de Wolff ... workflow producer
Tricia Holmes ... assistant editor
James Huffman ... general manager: dailies
Sam Levy ... post-production assistant
Jeffrey Penman ... post-production coordinator
John Persichetti ... digital colorist
Christopher Rand ... first assistant editor
Justin Staley ... dailies supervisor
Jay Rabinowitz ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jodi Angstreich
Laura Rosenthal
Hila Yuval

Production Design by

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Kalina Ivanov
Arad Sawat

Art Direction by

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Barbra Matis

Set Decoration by

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Joanne Ling

Costume Design by

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Michelle Matland

Makeup Department

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Ronit Dugo-Arbiv ... key makeup artist: Israel
Odeya Eisenmann ... assistant makeup artist: Israel
Olga Mataisan ... hair stylist: Israel (as Olga Mateisen)
Duane Moody ... barber (as Duane 'Sharky' Moody)
Rachel Pagani ... key makeup artist
Johnny Roberson ... key hair stylist
Sarah Stamp ... hair department head
Amy Tagliamonti ... makeup department head
Natalie Young ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Luca Borghese ... post-production supervisor
Carrie Fix ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Becky Chin ... second assistant director
Heather Verbeke ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Yael Ben Cnaan ... concept artist
Lucien Charles ... additional on set dresser (as Lou Charles)
Von Chorbajian ... assistant set decorator
Will Comacho ... leadman
Amy Dholakia ... lead graphic artist (as Amy Dholakia-Jorand)
Apache Gonzalez ... graphic designer
Jeni Harden ... set dresser
Diem Hoang ... assistant art director
Eldar Iskandarov ... key on set dresser
James Klotsas ... on-set property
Erica Meditz ... art department production assistant
Devin Recalde ... set dresser
Abigail Udden ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Niv Adiri ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Philippe Avril ... sound recordist
Ben Barker ... sound designer
Junior Cyrus Baron ... sound utility / utility
Dillon Bennett ... sound effects editor
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Michael Clayton ... mix technician
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York
Fritz Francois ... sound utility
Danny Freemantle ... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle ... sound consultant
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Keith Hodne ... adr recordist
Ken Ishii ... production sound mixer
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Robert Malone ... assistant sound editor
Brendan Nicholson ... re-recording mixer
Emilie O'Connor ... adr/dialogue editor
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... foley editor
Michael Rivera ... adr recordist
Alon Shapira ... boom operator
John Skehill ... sound mix technician
Julie Wilde ... boom operator

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John J. Budion ... flame artist
Ryan Cunningham ... visual effects producer
Lynzi Grant ... visual effects head of production / visual effects producer
Tony Rivas ... flame artist
Vico Sharabani ... visual effects supervisor
Deborah Sullivan ... visual effects executive producer
Aaron Wei ... compositor
Asaf Yeger ... flame artist / visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison ... stunt double: Richard Gere

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abraham Altbuch ... best boy grip
Jacob Bittens ... electrician
Blaine Chou ... electrician
Jon Cooper ... second assistant b camera: NY unit
Sam Ellison ... first assistant camera
John P. Fitzpatrick ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Fradianni ... assistant chief lighting technician
Corey Gegner ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Spencer Gillis ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Rob Harlow ... key grip
Blake Johnson ... loader
Andrew Juhl ... second assistant camera
Linda Kallerus ... additional stills photographer
Kevin Karpinski ... electrician
Kevin Koniewicz ... best boy rigging grip
Justin LaValley ... key rigging grip
Thomas O'Connor ... rigging gaffer
Seacia Pavao ... still photographer
Shuki Paz ... gaffer: Israel Unit
Jacky Revah ... third assistant camera: IL Unit
Maria Rusche ... electrician: additional
Paul Sarkis ... Additional Still Photographer
Christopher T. Saunders ... still photographer: additional
Yuval Shachar ... first assistant camera: IL Unit
Blake Steigerwald ... additional assistant camera
Michael Sterlacci ... grip: B dolly
David Whitley ... additional rigging grip
Mathias Zagoni ... second assistant camera: IL Unit

Casting Department

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Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Kim Ostroy ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cindy Bagby ... additional set costumer
Bryan Czerniawski ... set costumer
Simon Dasher ... additional set costumer
Laura Ellington ... set costumer
Olivia Janczyk ... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Loen ... assistant costume designer
Jonathan Schwartz ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Greg Morrison ... assistant location manager
Julie Solomon ... locations coordinator
Sascha Springer ... location manager
Zack Weisz ... key location assistant

Music Department

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Philippe Avril ... music mixer
Art Baron ... musician: trombone/baritone horn
Cecile Coutelier ... music editor
John M. Davis ... music editor
Rachel Fox ... music supervisor
Yaron Gottfried ... musician: piano
Bradley Jones ... musician: bass
Virginia Leishman ... musician: accordion
Jun Miyake ... musician: piano/flugelhorn
Olga Moitlis ... musician: harp
Nicolas Montazaud ... musician: percussion/bell tree sound
Yoichi Murata ... musician: trombone
Charles Pillow ... musician: woodwinds
Marcus Rojas ... musician: baritone horn
William Schimmel ... musician: accordion
Giancarlo Vulcano ... orchestrator
Douglas Wieselman ... musician: woodwinds/guitars
Hal Willner ... music producer
Kenny Wollesen ... musician: percussion
Tomer Yariv ... musician: percussion

Script and Continuity Department

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Zorinah Juan ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Kevin Flynn ... transportation captain
Charles Hoffmann ... dot captain
Peter Kreinbihl ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Jordyn Acconcia ... assistant production office coordinator
Joshua Amir ... assistant: Mr. Cedar
Abby Bailey ... Post Production Accountant
Barak Barkan ... director's researcher
Christine Boehm ... set medic
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... Financing and production legal
Jeff Chena ... stand In: Mr Gere
Gina Crane ... product placement coordinator (as Gina M. Crane)
Joshua Deitell ... international sales
Philip G. Dunphy ... assistant: Mr. Gere (as Phil Dunphy)
Libby Feltch ... production secretary
Shellie Gillespie ... production accountant
Chad Green ... production assistant
Michael T. King ... set medic
Jeffrey M. Lawhorn ... production legal: Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Isabelle Link-Levy ... assistant to the producers
Tal Lurya ... production intern
Peter A. Marshall ... Insurance & Risk Management
Matthew Monaco ... first assistant accountant
Morgan Newell ... production coordinator
Jessi Partridge ... assistant to production
Ray Pitt ... unit pa
Tamara Reynolds ... food stylist
Sandy Rustin ... voice: Loopers Unlimited
Guy Sahaf ... stand-in: Mr. Gere
Alex Scricco ... staff production assistant
Rocky Kellon Smith ... stand in: Dan Stevens, Hank Azaria, Lior Ashkenazi, Steve Buscemi Et. al
Racheli Sternberg ... assistant to producers
Adam Taylor ... first assistant accountant
Kristina Usaite ... production assistant
Nadia Venesse ... dialect coach
Forrest Viola ... key production assistant
Yonatan Weinstein ... production assistant
Jess Weiss ... production assistant
Lauren Wells ... production assistant

Thanks

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Nir Barkat ... thanks (as Mayor Nir Barkat)
Ann Dowd ... special thanks
Andrew Ross Sorkin ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Norman Oppenheimer is the President of New York based Oppenheimer Strategies. His word-of-mouth business is consulting work largely in American-Israeli business and politics, that focus due to being Jewish. Most of that work is as a fixer: doing work that others don't want to do and with which they don't want to be officially associated. In reality, Norman is a shyster, and not a very good one at that. His office is comprised of his cell phone and whatever is stuffed in his satchel which is usually slung over his shoulder as he wanders the streets. What he promises is making connections, setting up a meeting between his guy and the other guy. Generally, "his guy" is non-existent, he dropping names of people he usually doesn't know to make connections. A usual tactic he uses is to say that his deceased wife was personally connected to so-and-so, such as being a babysitter, those stories always untrue. All he needs is for one of the people that he approaches to believe a story to build that network. Not so much a story, but an act of kindness with that ulterior motive does eventually pan out as the connection of which he could have only dreamed. He is able to build off that connection to become the toast of the town, a status upon which he tries to parlay into being an even bigger fish in the pond. But the greater his exposure, the greater the potential scrutiny about him as a person, which could bring his fragile network come crumbling down around him. Written by Huggo

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Taglines He's an operator. He's an optimist. He's a mystery. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Norman (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Norman (United States)
  • Norman (Canada, English title)
  • Norman (Germany)
  • Norman: El hombre que lo conseguía todo (Spain)
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  • 118 min
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Trivia Half of the film was shot in New York City and half of it in Jerusalem, Israel. The original poster for the movie showed the two main actors, Richard Gere and Lior Ashkenazi, standing back to back, with Gere in New York City and Ashkenazi in Jerusalem. See more »
Movie Connections References Exodus (1960). See more »
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Quotes Norman Oppenheimer: There are two kinds of moguls: First kind is like a big ocean liner ship. Makes a lot of waves, a lot of noise, everybody sees it coming from miles away. Like Jo Wilf. I think your boss, Minister Maor, is actually... in his close circle of friends. of course. And then there is Arthur. Well, Arthur is more like a nuclear submarine. he's quiet, he's fast, he's young. Extremely sophisticated.
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