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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Did You Know?
In Terry Coleman's biography of Laurence Olivier
, he states Olivier received $1 million dollars to star in the film. After signing on, Olivier regretted the decision, although by April of 1980, three months into filming, he was receiving extra pay for each day of shooting in addition to $2,500 a week for expenses. During this time, Olivier also directed a play on the east coast and filmed additional scenes for his Brideshead Revisited
(1981). See more
When Jess' father comes to visit him in California and they walk into the apartment, Jess never shuts the door completely. Later when Molly comes home, we hear the sound of the door opening. See more
Thank you. That was, um, very nice. Now why don't you just piss off and take those four clowns with you.
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more