Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career outside the synagogue in popular music as Jess Robin. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels from New York City to Los Angeles to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a spunky manager who believes in his talent and shares his dream. He grows apart from his family, and becomes confused about what he should ultimately do with his life. Written by
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His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer.
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Did You Know?
According to the DVD sleeve notes, Producer Jerry Leider
"knew he would have to keep the powerful emotions from the original The Jazz Singer
(1927)] and at the same time provided audiences with a contemporary story. Many changes were made to the script [i.e. the original story]". See more
Jess sings to an audience in California in the middle of the movie. At the end of the movie he is singing to an audience in New York (it is assumed from the progression of the film) and it is quite obviously the same audience and venue. A number of audience members are present in both scenes. There is a woman with glasses wearing a vest and white shirt, a man in the middle of the audience with a checked cap, and a large man having a great time down front clapping very excitedly. See more
Honey what happened? What was that all about?
When a Jew mourns somebody dead, they tear a piece of their clothing.
Remake of The Jazz Singer
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
and Gilbert Bécaud
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Tom Hensley
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