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Norman... Is That You? (1976)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1977 (Finland)
A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

Director:

George Schlatter

Writers:

Ron Clark (play), Sam Bobrick (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Redd Foxx ... Ben Chambers
Pearl Bailey ... Beatrice Chambers
Dennis Dugan ... Garson Hobart
Michael Warren ... Norman Chambers
Tamara Dobson ... Audrey
Vernee Watson ... Melody (as Vernée Watson)
Jayne Meadows ... Adele Hobart
George Furth ... Mr. Sukara
Sergio Aragonés ... Desk Clerk
Sosimo Hernandez Sosimo Hernandez ... Desk Clerk
Wayland Flowers ... Larry Davenport
Allan Drake ... Cab Driver
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A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

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Taglines:

There's a Sexual Revolution Going On... And All the Leaders Are in My Family!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1977 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Min son är sån... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was originally intended as a starring vehicle for George C. Scott. See more »

Goofs

The shaving cream on Ben's face while he's on the phone to Mexico progressively disappears during the course of the call. See more »

Connections

Featured in Homo Promo (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

One Out Of Every Six
Music by William Goldstein (uncredited)
Lyrics by Ronald Miller
Performed by Thelma Houston
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Modern gay people will find this "acceptance drama" dated
16 October 2002 | by sixfiveSee all my reviews

From the producer of "Laugh-In", this movie is about as sophisticated as the average 70's sitcom, yet three times as long. Presented as part of MGM's "Soul Cinema" series, this black version of the classic "family discovers their son is gay" movie doesn't add anything new to the genre, and lacks any camp sensibility that might be a saving grace. There's only so many times that seeing a family "shocked" that their child is gay can be interesting - "Norman" comes off like a poorly executed issue-of-the-week movie from the bad old days. There's better queer and blaxxploitation flicks out there, I recommend passing on this one...


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