Zack Norman

Ragtime (1981)

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Romancing the Stone (1984)

AdventurousFunnySleep-throughRomantic

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

America (1986)

The zany crew of a New York cable TV station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Downey Sr.
CAST:  Zack Norman  •  Tammy Grimes  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Richard Belzer

The zany crew of a New York cable TV station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Downey Sr.
CAST:  Zack Norman  •  Tammy Grimes  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Richard Belzer

Queen of the Lot (2013)

An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her Iowa hometown, but far less than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Tanna Frederick  •  Noah Wyle  •  Christopher Rydell  •  Kathryn Grant

An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her Iowa hometown, but far less than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Tanna Frederick  •  Noah Wyle  •  Christopher Rydell  •  Kathryn Grant

Hollywood Dreams (2007)

The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the delightful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Tanna Frederick  •  Justin Kirk  •  David Proval  •  Zack Norman

The tale of a young girl fresh off the bus from Iowa, who falls in love with a sexy and promising young actor, though their relationship threatens to complicate her own obsessive goal of becoming a famous actress. The film perfectly captures the delightful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Tanna Frederick  •  Justin Kirk  •  David Proval  •  Zack Norman

Sitting Ducks (1980)

Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On the road they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Michael Emil  •  Zack Norman  •  Patrice Townsend  •  Irene Cagen

Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On the road they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Michael Emil  •  Zack Norman  •  Patrice Townsend  •  Irene Cagen

Cadillac Man (1990)

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

Mojave Moon (1996)

Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie) who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother lives. Little does he know that while Ellie is falling in love with him, he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Dowling
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Anne Archer  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Michael Biehn

Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie) who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother lives. Little does he know that while Ellie is falling in love with him, he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Dowling
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Anne Archer  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Michael Biehn

Tracks (1976)

A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to combat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Taryn Power  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Topo Swope

A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to combat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Taryn Power  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Topo Swope

Director's Commentary: Terror Of Frankenstein (2015)

'Terror of Frankenstein' is an exercise in extreme meta-fictional tragicomedy. Presented as the commentary track of a rushed reissue of a forgotten (but 100% genuine) Frankenstein film's DVD (because of unspecified 'recent events'), this project transforms the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirk
CAST:  Clu Gulager  •  Zack Norman  •  Leon Vitali

'Terror of Frankenstein' is an exercise in extreme meta-fictional tragicomedy. Presented as the commentary track of a rushed reissue of a forgotten (but 100% genuine) Frankenstein film's DVD (because of unspecified 'recent events'), this project transforms the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirk
CAST:  Clu Gulager  •  Zack Norman  •  Leon Vitali

Chief Zabu (2016)

An outrageous social comedy about a New York realtor who dreams of having political influence by taking over a new Polynesian nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Norman  •  Neil Cohen
CAST:  Allen Garfield  •  Zack Norman  •  Allan Arbus  •  Ed Lauter

An outrageous social comedy about a New York realtor who dreams of having political influence by taking over a new Polynesian nation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Norman  •  Neil Cohen
CAST:  Allen Garfield  •  Zack Norman  •  Allan Arbus  •  Ed Lauter

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)

Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Young
CAST:  Barry Primus  •  David Downing  •  Susan Tyrrell  •  Philip Shafer

Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Young
CAST:  Barry Primus  •  David Downing  •  Susan Tyrrell  •  Philip Shafer