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?
A scene was shot (but not used) of Jess visiting his father's bedside. A photo of it implies that his father is sick in the photo, though it is not clear whether this scene was meant to take place before or after Jess left for LA, so may also have been a general scene. The shot of this can be found on the soundtrack LP's inner sleeve montage of photos from the film. See more
When Jesse's father visits him in California and gets out of the cab watch the female roller skater bouncing the huge ball on the walk in the background. She falls flat on her face. See more
Jess, welcome to California
No, wait Now! Welcome to California
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
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