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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Did You Know?
Though the film was one of the Top 30 highest grossing films in North America in 1980 (earning $27 million), Lew Grade
who invested in the film stated that the box office results were "disappointing" and that his company failed to recoup their advertising and distribution costs. The soundtrack album actually made more money than the film itself. 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
Thank you. That was, um, very nice. Now why don't you just piss off and take those four clowns with you.
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
and Uri Frenkel
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more