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
Ted Kula <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Did You Know?
replaced Sidney J. Furie
as director. Furie was originally hired to direct the movie. During the several weeks Furie directed the movie, he was constantly rewriting the screenplay, and Catlin Adams
during that time had no idea if her character was married to Neil Diamond
's character or not. Other scenes were ad-libbed on the spot without any idea where they would be placed. Furie refused to speak to any representatives from the production company (EMI) expressing concern about what was happening. Eventually, EMI threatened to close down the production if Furie did not sent them a completed screenplay within a week. Upon receiving the screenplay, EMI not only judged it to be bad (among other things, it eliminated the key "Kol Nidre" sequence), but that it would double the budget as well as the time originally scheduled for shooting. Subsequently, Furie was fired, having already shot 48 hours of often unusable footage, and 'Richard Fleischer' was contacted to salvage the project. 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
Leo, why don't you go ask Tillie to dance
Just go ask her to dance, please
There's no music
Leo please! Go ask Tillie to dance!
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
and Gilbert Bécaud
(as Gilbert Becaud)
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Tom Hensley
© 1980 Stonebridge Music and EMA Suisse See more