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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The picture was "plagued by shooting problems" according to a 1981 edition of "Movie News" (Australia). See more
When Molly gets in Eddie's car and has him listen to Love on the Rocks on her tape, she has Eddie turn the radio on and the volume up. The radio clearly has some kind of talk or news station playing and when Molly puts the cassette in, it locks down into the player like just about any tape deck would. However, when Eddie takes the tape out later, his arm motion clearly shows him pulling the tape out like an 8-track (no gesture of him pushing the eject button then taking it out) and the radio station doesn't come back on either. See more
So how's my favorite white man?
Bubba! How's L.A.? You still working on your tan?
Every day, Jess, every day.
Featured in I Love the 80's 3-D: 1980
Music by Neil Diamond
and Alan E. Lindgren
Words by Neil Diamond
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Alan E. Lindgren
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