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"Its 'Goodtime Glen' and 'Super Joe'... doin' what they do best!"
  • G
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.3  (294)

Norwood is a 1970 American western-comedy movie directed by Jack Haley Jr., written by B.W. Sandefur, and starring Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, and Joe Namath. The movie is based on a novel by Charles Portis and features cameos by country music stars of the era. The movie follows Norwood Pratt (Glen Campbell), a former Marine who becomes disillusioned with his job at a carnival and decides to leave to see his girlfriend Rita Lee (Kim Darby) in California. However, the journey is far from smooth as Norwood encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.

The movie opens with Norwood being discharged from the Marines and calling Rita Lee to tell her that he is coming to see her. However, he soon discovers that she has moved to California to become a stewardess, so he sets out on a journey to find her. Along the way, he meets a variety of people, including an old flame, an eccentric millionaire, and a football hero.

One of the main highlights of the movie is the performance by Glen Campbell. He sings several songs throughout the movie, including the opening number "Norwood (Me and My Guitar)" and "Wichita Lineman". Campbell's musical talent is showcased throughout the movie, and fans of his music won't be disappointed.

Kim Darby gives a strong performance as Rita Lee, Norwood's love interest. She is spunky and independent, and her chemistry with Campbell is believable. Meanwhile, Joe Namath makes a significant cameo as himself. He appears in the movie as a football star that Norwood meets while hitchhiking.

The movie's comedic moments mostly come from Norwood's encounters with the eccentric characters he meets on his road trip. For example, he meets Reo Purdy (Dom DeLuise), an aspiring politician who wants to be the governor of Texas. He also meets Yvonne Phillips (Rue McClanahan), a woman who claims to be a psychic and sings "Orange Blossom Special" while playing the spoons.

Overall, Norwood is a fun movie that showcases the talents of Glen Campbell as an actor and musician. It has some hilarious moments and memorable characters that make it worth watching. It is a must-watch for fans of Glen Campbell and those who enjoy classic western-comedy movies.

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    1 hr 36 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (294)