Normal Life


1h 42m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In a midwestern bar, Chris, a straight-arrow rookie cop, rescues Pam, a sexy, troubled blonde, from an altercation, and the two become inseparable. Despite hints of her unstable personality, the two marry, settling into what ought to be a "normal" suburban life -- until Pam's self-indulgent, destructive ways surface with a vengeance. Desperate to keep Pam satisfied, Chris resorts to secretly robbing banks, triggering a deadly downward spiral.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dark Matters, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Daryl Ziemke; Kent Hamilton
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

In a midwestern bar, Chris, a straight-arrow rookie cop, rescues Pam, a sexy, troubled blonde, from an altercation, and the two become inseparable. Despite hints of her unstable personality, the two marry, settling into what ought to be a "normal" suburban life -- until Pam's self-indulgent, destructive ways surface with a vengeance. Desperate to keep Pam satisfied, Chris resorts to secretly robbing banks, triggering a deadly downward spiral.

Crew

Alicia Accardo

Script Supervisor

Dan Alesia

Assistant

Steve Avery

Avid Editor

Sam Bass

Foley Artist

Robert Benevides

Camera Operator

Tara Benson

Adr

Peter Biagi

Camera Operator

Sherry Lynn Biedrzycki

Stand-In

Kelly Borisy

Key Grip

Troy Borisy

Grip

Mary Brady

On-Set Dresser

Fernando Briones

Dolly Grip

Nina Burleigh

Consultant

Kenny Cabrera

Craft Service

Jeanne Caliendo

Assistant Director

K. C. Capek

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Casey

Animal Trainer

Chad Catuara

Electrician

Samson Chan

Camera Assistant

Nan Charbonneau

Casting

Henri Cheelton

Assistant

Hank Chilton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ric Coken

Rerecording

Ric Coken

Sound Editor

Chris M Collins

Camera Assistant

Janet Contursi

Medic

Frank Coronado

Storyboard Artist

Theresa L Costanzo

Costumes

Tom Cummins

Wardrobe

Jean De Segonzac

Director Of Photography

Deborah Dee

Makeup Assistant

Deborah Dee

Hair Assistant

Terry Dee

Best Boy

Kristin C Dehnert

Location Scout

Paul Demarte

Camera Assistant

Terence Dickinson

Photography

George Eastman

Titles

Saul Escobedo

Color Timer

Joe Evriandies

Grip

Nancy Fallace

Set Decorator

Eddie Fernandez

Stunts

James Fierro

Stunts

Brian Flemming

Stunts

Joel Flory

Editor

Fred Folmer

Key Grip

Robert Foreman

Props

Curtis Frisk

Sound

Portia Graham

Production Assistant

Ken Hale

Music

Peg Haller

Screenplay

Kent Hamilton

Production Insurance

Mark Harper

Stunts

Patricia L Hart

Wardrobe Supervisor

Clark Hayes

Sound Effects Editor

Jimmy Heitz

On-Set Dresser

Bryen Hensley

Foley Artist

Rory Herbster

Electrician

Glenn Herniter

Production Supervisor

Chuck Hodes

Photography

Bill Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

David K Howard

Camera Assistant

Patrick Irvine

Editor

Brad Jones

Assistant Property Master

Steven A. Jones

Coproducer

Tom Keefe

Assistant Editor

Sidney Kirk

Art Assistant

Michael Kohnhorst

Camera Operator

Richard S Kordos

Casting

Dana Kupper

Assistant Camera Operator

Mike Kwielford

Other

Karen Larson

Assistant Production Accountant

Dennis J Leahy

Electrician

Rick Lefevour

Stunts

Michael J Lindsay

Property Master

Stacy Logan

Stunts

Roremary Lukasik

Other

Elena Maganini

Editor

Mark Majcher

Driver

Daniel Maldonado

Stunts

Jim Mammoser

Stunts

Paul Mandziara

Driver

Margaret M S Marvin

Adr Editor

Margaret M S Marvin

Dialogue Editor

Dan Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Richard Maynard

Producer

James R Mcallister

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Mcnaughton

Music

Dan Menes

Production Assistant

Terry Mettger

Production Accountant

Jim Moore

Sound Effects

Rich Moskal

Location Manager

Steve Musgrave

Titles

Randall Newsome

Assistant Director

Dick Oakes

Gaffer

Bobby Oddo

On-Set Dresser

Lissa Oliver

Apprentice

Sean Ores

Production Assistant

Carl Paoli

Stunts

Rick Paul

Production Designer

Linda Perlin

Stunts

Al Perlman

Other

Walter Piers

Grip

Normann Pokorny

Assistant Director

Randy Poppywell

Stunts

Eric Pot

Production Assistant

Terry Powell

Other

Chuck Rapp

Adr

Chuck Rapp

Rerecording

Deborah Raymond

Consultant

John Redmond

Technical Advisor

Julie Reid

Production Coordinator

Patti A Reppen

Audio Post-Production

Dan Richter

Boom Operator

Mark Ridge

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mia Ries-wicklund

Location Scout

Nick Roberts

Production Assistant

Robert Rocco

Generator Operator

Thomas R Rosen

Driver

Scott Ross

Other

Jacqueline Saint Anne

Costume Designer

John Saviano

Executive Producer

John Saviano

Unit Production Manager

Bob Schneider

Screenplay

Bill Sears

Electrician

Dawn Smallman

Production Assistant

Kevin Sorensen

Stunts

Rebecca St John

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ronald Ivan Staley

Music

Alan Thatcher

Camera Operator

Bill Tohtz

Other

Tom Trucco

Avid Editor

Karren Turk

Production Assistant

Greg Van Horne

Camera Assistant

Joe Vanis

Driver

Jeremy Vannatta

Stand-In

Rob Vela

On-Set Dresser

John M Vitale

Apprentice

Jamie Sue Weiss

Makeup Artist

Kay Whipple

Stunts

Jeffrey Martin Williams

Stunts

Lisa Zielinski

Hair

Daryl Ziemke

Cable Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Dark Matters, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Daryl Ziemke; Kent Hamilton
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 9, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States November 1, 1996

Released in United States on Video February 25, 1997

Budget source: Hollywood Reporter 05/19/1995

Estimated budget: $3,000,000

Began shooting June 4, 1995.

Completed shooting July 2, 1995.

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video February 25, 1997

Released in United States August 9, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996

Released in United States November 1, 1996 (New York City)