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>
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?
The scenes of Neil Diamond
in Laredo, Texas were actually shot on D Street in Victorville, California. The scenes of Neil driving (and breaking down) in his Mustang were shot on Highway 395 outside Victorville. 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!
Songs of Life
Words and Music by Neil Diamond
and Gilbert Bécaud
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Alan E. Lindgren
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