“A MARVEL OF WIT AND OFF-KILTER HUMANITY.
MR. GERE HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER.
(NORMAN) IS A NEARLY MYTHICAL FIGURE... YOU WILL
ENCOUNTER HIS ILK – LOSERS, STRIVERS, HUCKSTERS AND
DREAMERS – IN THE NOVELS OF SAUL BELLOW AND THE
STORIES OF FRANZ KAFKA AND ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER.
ALSO, IN THE FILMS OF MEL BROOKS AND THE COEN BROTHERS.”
-A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A SPELLBINDER. ONE OF RICHARD GERE’S BEST PERFORMANCES EVER.”
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.