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Norman Snider


B: November 14, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario
D: January 4, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario

Norman Snider was a story teller, writer, author, screenwriter, journalist and professor who wrote widely on literature, politics, crime, sports and jazz, and had his work published in high circulation magazines like Toronto Life, Saturday Night and Maclean’s. He was also a weekly columnist in the 1980s for The Globe and Mail. He was the author of The Changing of the Guard, a work of political journalism as well as co-authoring Smokescreen: One Man Against the Underworld a true-life tale of a brilliant undercover agent named Cal Broeker who infiltrated the world of organized crime and lived to tell his tale. Snider occasionally wrote for television and film, winning a Genie award for co-writing, with David Cronenberg, the 1988 film Dead Ringers.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Partners (1976)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Body Parts (1991)
Valentine’s Day (VR-1998)

Rated X (TV-2000)
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (TV-2004)

Casino Jack (2010)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Programme X (1972)

War of the Worlds (1990)
Picture Windows (1995)

Code Name: Eternity (2000)

Dead Ringers, movie, poster,
This poster for Dead Ringers was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection