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
Ted Kula <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
The mother (or Mammy) character, known as Mary Dale in the The Jazz Singer
(1927) original, and which has appeared in various earlier versions of the story, was entirely cut of this picture. An alternate female character, Molly Bell, replaced her role, that being of the Jazz Singer's wife. 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
Boom boom boom! I want more boom boom boom! I want more boom boom boom!
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
and Uri Frenkel
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more