Release dateNovember 25, 1970 (1970-11-25) WriterCharles Portis (novel), Marguerite Roberts GenresComedy, Drama, Adventure Film, Road movie, Comedy-drama, Film adaptation CastGlen Campbell (Norwood), Joe Namath (Joe William Reese), Carol Lynley (Yvonne Phillips), Pat Hingle (Grady Fring), Dom DeLuise (Bill Bird), Kim Darby (Rita Lee Chipman) Similar moviesForrest Gump, Pitch Perfect 2, Straight Outta Compton, Independence Day, The Boy Next Door, Rambo: First Blood Part II
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Norwood is a 1970 film that reunites True Grit co-stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby, also featuring Joe Namath. It was based on the novel of the same title, written by Charles Portis (who also wrote True Grit), but updated from the original 1950s setting to 1970.
The film marked the penultimate screen appearance of actor Jack Haley.
As of 2015, there has yet to be a DVD or Blu-ray release, though Norwood is sometimes available to stream on Netflix in America.
Norwood Pratt (Campbell) has just finished his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and is on his way home from Vietnam. A musician, his one great ambition is to appear on the radio program Louisiana Hayride.
Along the way, Norwood meets a variety of characters, including a flim-flam man (Pat Hingle), a hooker (Carol Lynley), a jaded would-be starlet (Tisha Sterling) and his Marine buddy Joe Reese (Namath).
However, the most important person that he meets is Rita Lee Chipman (Darby), the "right kind of girl," who is unfortunately an unwed, soon-to-be mother (in an age where this was uncommon and somewhat shameful). She supports him and is there when Norwood finally reaches the KWKH studio as his dream comes true.