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Norman (2011)

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Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who's just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother's sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer. Norman, depressed and angry, unintentionally gets caught in a lie that he, in fact, has stomach cancer. Soon his complete distortion of the facts spirals out of control. Part coping mechanism, partially as a way to feel closer to his father, and to a certain degree to prepare others for his possible suicide, Norman begins to imitate his father's debilitating physical symptoms, dramatically affecting his life and the world around him. Emily, a magnetic girl with one of those rare enchanting smiles, gets caught up in Norman’s fabrication and struggles with her deep rooted romantic feelings in the face of Norman's "impending" death. Ultimately, Norman must confront a burning set of conflicting emotions as he struggles to define his relationship with his father, his love for Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by AMC Independent
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2189, 9/14/2011)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Terminal Illness, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Romance, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Grand Dream, North by Northwest Entertainment, Tempest Ridge Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Norman Long

Supporting Cast

Emily VanCamp    Emily Harris
Richard Jenkins    Doug Long
Adam Goldberg    Mr. Angelo
Billy Lush    James
Camille Mana    Helen Black

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Production and Technical Credits

Jonathan Segal    Producer
Talton Wingate    Screenwriter
Hawk Koch    Producer
Dan Keston    Producer
Rich Cowan    Executive Producer
Kim Blackburn    Producer
Bob Bowen    Executive Producer
Sarah Platt    Co-Producer
Andrew Bird    Composer
Vince De Felice    Production Designer
Robert Hoffman    Editor
Darren Genet    Cinematographer
Lisa Caryl    Costume Designer

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