Norman Jewison

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Norman Frederick Jewison, CC, O.Ont (born 21 July 1926) is a Canadian film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. Highlights of his directing career include In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Moonstruck (1987), The Hurricane (1999) and The Statement (2003). Jewison has addressed important social and political issues throughout his directing and producing career, often making controversial or complicated subjects accessible to mainstream audiences. Description above from the Wikipedia article Norman Jewison, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

...And Justice for All (1979)

An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Warden  •  John Forsythe  •  Christine Lahti
A Soldier's Story (1984)

In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Howard Rollins  •  Adolph Caesar  •  Art Evans  •  Robert Townsend
F.I.S.T. (1978)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon
In Country (1989)

Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Joan Allen  •  Kevin Anderson
In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant
Moonstruck (1987)

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No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis
Other People's Money (1991)

When a corporate raider threatens a hostile takeover of a 'mom and pop' company, the patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's attractive daughter—who is a lawyer—to stop the takeover. However, the raider soon becomes infatuated with her, and enjoys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Peck  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Piper Laurie
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Ann-Margret  •  Karl Malden
The Hurricane (1999)

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
The Landlord (1970)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

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When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Alan Arkin  •  Brian Keith
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Paul Burke  •  Jack Weston
The Statement (2003)

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates
Rollerball (1975)

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  James Caan  •  John Houseman  •  Maud Adams  •  John Beck
Dinner with Friends (2001)

A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Toni Collette  •  Greg Kinnear
The Judy Garland Show (1962)

This CBS special, filmed in 1962 and colorized in this version, brings together three legends in a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin indulge in their usual Rat Pack high jinks, swilling drinks, trading barbs and crooning catchy tunes. But ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Dean Martin  •  Frank Sinatra
Tell Them Who You Are (2004)

The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Wexler
CAST:  Mark Wexler  •  Haskell Wexler  •  Simon Wexler  •  Martin Sheen
40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Phil Silvers  •  Kevin McCarthy
The Fabulous Fifties (1960)

The Fabulous Fifties, CBS, combines style, humor, and imagination. It was rich in touches of quality showmanship and equally rich in the memories of a decade which it revived. In recognition, the Peabody Television Award for entertainment is presented to The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison  •  Charles Eames  •  Ray Eames
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Julie Andrews  •  Elaine May  •  Mike Nichols
Best Friends (1982)

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon find that being married is often quite different from being "best friends."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Barnard Hughes