Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in popular music. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels to California to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a woman 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?
Though the film was one of the Top 30 highest grossing films in North America in 1980 (earning $27 million), Lew Grade
who invested in the film stated that the box office results were "disappointing" and that his company failed to recoup their advertising and distribution costs. The soundtrack album actually made more money than the film itself. See more
When Jess first sits down to write Love on the Rocks in his bathrobe there is a menorah on the table near a beer can. The next shot of the table a minute later reveals the menorah is gone and the beer can is turned. See more
Honey what happened? What was that all about?
When a Jew mourns somebody dead, they tear a piece of their clothing
Referenced in Memories of Videodisc
Songs Of Life
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
and Gilbert Bécaud
(as Gilbert Becaud)
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Alan E. Lindgren
(as Alan Lindgren)
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