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Norman Jewison

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Date of Birth:
21 July 1926Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name:
Norman Frederick Jewison

Short Biography:
Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and after moving to London, where he wrote scripts and acted for the BBC, he returned to Toronto and directed TV shows for the CBC (1952-1958), then musicals and variety in New York, before embarking on a film career. In 1986 he established the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies in Toronto.

Dinner with Friends (2001)

# 14179 IMDb R 

Dinner with Friends (2001)

TaglineCan Your Marriage Survive, Your Best Friends Divorce.

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, Drama, Romance (1h 34min)

USA USA

Rated 6.3 after 2,264 votes on 20-Jan-18.

1 win & 6 nominations

This candid, often-funny drama explores the bittersweet side of friendship through the eyes of two best-friend married couples. Invited to dinner at the suburban home of husband-and-wife food critics Gabe and Karen, Beth reveals she's breaking up with her husband Tom after 12 years of marriage and two children. This unexpected revelation forces Gabe and Karen to reevaluate their seemingly (...)

The Hurricane (1999)

# 10372 IMDb

The Hurricane (1999)

TaglineBased on the inspirational true story of a champion.

By Norman Jewison

Biography, Drama, Sport (2h 26min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 81,511 votes on 20-Nov-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations

This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, (...)

Only You (1994)

# 09954 IMDb

Only You (1994)

TaglineA love story written in the stars

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, Romance (1h 55min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 16,113 votes on 25-Feb-17.

Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N B-R-A-D-L-E-Y. Later, at the carnival, the fortune teller sees the name Damon Bradley in the Crystal Ball and Faith is convinced. She is told that "You make your own destiny,...don't wait for it to come to you", but (...)

Moonstruck (1987)

# 02477 IMDb

Moonstruck (1987)

TaglineLife. Family. Love.

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, Romance, Drama (1h 42min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 35,603 votes on 03-Sep-16.

Won 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations

Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, (...)

Agnes of God (1985)

# 05687 IMDb

Agnes of God (1985)

TaglineWhat unspeakable crime took place behind the third floor window? Only Agnes knows. And Dr. Martha Livingston is the one person who can unravel the mystery.

By Norman Jewison

Drama, Mystery, Thriller (1h 38min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 5,187 votes on 02-Oct-15.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations

When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novitiate, psychiatrist Martha Livingston (Fonda) is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice (Tilly), who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of the baby. While searching for the answer that her supervisors want, Dr. Livingston finds herself (...)

A Soldier's Story (1984)

# 09252 IMDb

A Soldier's Story (1984)

TaglineAlone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder...and the truth is a story you won't forget.

By Norman Jewison

Drama, Mystery, War (1h 41min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 6,914 votes on 18-Feb-17.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations

A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about the dead soldier in flashbacks - and that he was unpopular. Will the attorney find the killer ?

The Dogs of War (1980)

# 12337 IMDb

The Dogs of War (1980)

TaglineCry 'Havoc!' And Let Slip The Dogs Of War

By John Irvin

Action, Adventure, Drama, War (1h 58min)

UK UK

Rated 6.3 after 6,623 votes on 07-Dec-17.

Jamie Shannon is a soldier of fortune -- a mercenary who will stage a coup or a revolution for the right price. He is hired by British mining interests to scout out Zangaro, a small African nation with rich mineral deposits but a brutal and xenophobic dictatorship. Arrested soon after his arrival, Shannon is imprisoned as a spy, badly beaten, and tortured. While in prison he meets one of the (...)

...And Justice for All (1979)

# 02413 IMDb

...And Justice for All (1979)

TaglineThis man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.

By Norman Jewison

Drama, Thriller, Crime (1h 59min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 24,437 votes on 30-May-17.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma.

F.I.S.T (1978)

# 14835 IMDb PG 

F.I.S.T (1978)

(F.I.S.T.)

TaglineA love story between a man, a country, the people he led and the woman he loved.

By Norman Jewison

Crime, Drama, Thriller (2h 25min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 6,260 votes on 25-Aug-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

Rollerball (1975)

# 00806 IMDb

Rollerball (1975)

TaglineIn the not-too-distant future, wars will no longer exist...

By Norman Jewison

Action, Sci-Fi, Sport (2h 09min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 18,785 votes on 12-Nov-17.

4 wins & 5 nominations

The year is 2018. There is no crime and there are no more wars. Corporations are now the leaders of the world, as well as the controllers of the people. A violent futuristic game known as Rollerball is now the recreational sport of the world, with teams representing various areas competing for the title of champion. The defending championship team, the Houston team led by the determined ten-year (...)

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

# 04603 IMDb

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Taglineand now the film...

By Norman Jewison

Drama, History, Musical (1h 48min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 22,075 votes on 29-May-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations

Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung.

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

# 03166 IMDb

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

By Norman Jewison

Drama, Family, Musical (3h 01min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 33,586 votes on 21-Aug-18.

Won 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations

Film version of the stage musical, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Tevye the Milkman is a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia, coping with the day-to-day problems of 'shtetl' life, his Jewish traditions, his family (wife and daughters), and state-sanctioned pogroms.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

# 01805 IMDb

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

TaglineHe was young, handsome, a millionaire - and he'd just pulled off the perfect crime! She was young, beautiful, a super sleuth - sent to investigate it!

By Norman Jewison

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance (1h 42min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 16,584 votes on 29-Jul-16.

Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations

Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson, an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers (...)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

# 01807 IMDb

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

TaglineThey got a murder on their hands . . . they don't know what to do with it.

By Norman Jewison

Drama, Mystery, Crime (1h 49min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 51,734 votes on 21-Feb-17.

Won 5 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations

Virgil Tibbs is a Philadelphia Homicide detective home to see his mother in the rural south. He is arrested on general principles when a rich white man is found dead, and Tibbs' being Black is enough reason. When his identity is established, his boss offers his services to the small town sheriff who has little experience with murder investigations. As the two policemen learn how to work together, (...)

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

# 02702 IMDb

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

TaglineIt's A Plot!... to make the world die laughing!!

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, War (2h 06min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 6,723 votes on 04-Feb-18.

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations

When a Soviet submarine captain comes up for a look at America (off the coast of a small island in Massachusetts) he runs aground. He sends his two English speaking crewmen to procure a boat with enough power to pull them off. The 2 English speakers, along with 7 other Russian sailors, don't exactly blend in and the town is convinced that they are being invaded.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

# 02495 IMDb

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TaglineA RAMBLING - GAMBLING MAN ... ! !

By Norman Jewison

Drama (1h 42min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 12,159 votes on 20-Feb-17.

1 win & 2 nominations

The film follows the story of a young poker player who comes to 30s New Orleans to face the best player of the country, the one known as "the Man". The Man has been the master of the game for many years now, so our "hero" thinks it is time for him to take his place. And he believes he can make it without the "help" a gangster offers.

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

# 01864 IMDb

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

TaglineRock is ready to make love yesterday, tomorrow, and especially to Day (Doris that is!)

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, Romance (1h 40min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 5,090 votes on 25-Sep-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

At one of his many visits to his doctor, hypochondriac George Kimball mistakes a dying man's diagnosis for his own and believes he only has about two more weeks to live. Wanting to take care of his wife Judy, he doesn't tell her and tries to find her a new husband. When he finally does tell her, she quickly finds out he's not dying at all (while he doesn't) and she believes it's just a lame (...)

The Thrill of It All (1963)

# 08078 IMDb Approved 

The Thrill of It All (1963)

TaglineShe's hoping he's ready. He's wishing she's willing.

By Norman Jewison

Comedy, Romance (1h 48min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 3,711 votes on 17-Feb-18.

2 nominations

The Happy Soap Company is owned and managed by the Fraleigh family. Although he is more of a company figurehead than an active participant in the company's day-to-day business, anything that family patriarch Tom Fraleigh wants for the company he usually gets. What he wants is Beverly Boyer - the wife of his daughter-in-law's obstetrician, Dr. Gerald Boyer - to appear as the company (...)

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