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 <email@example.com>
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?
Sound Mixer Tom Overton
said of the film's sound recording and four 24-track music recording machines: "People are too sophisticated today to sit through a movie filmed to playback music. They want to hear what they see and that's the way we're doing it. Neil Diamond
's songs and score sound just great. We're a hell of a way from those dear old Vitaphone days to which we all owe so much.". 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
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!
Referenced in Halt and Catch Fire: NeXT
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
and Uri Frenkel
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more