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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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 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
I'm with Keith Lennox productions. Molly. Molly Bell. That's what they call me. My real name is a lot longer.
Oh. That's not bad.
Remake of The Jazz Singer
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more