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  • 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 <tkula@cs.wvu.edu>
  • Neil Diamond makes his motion picture debut as Yussel Rabinovitch, a talented New York City cantor who defies the traditions of his religious father to write and sing outside the synagogue as Jess Robin. But when Jess gets an offer to record one of his songs in Los Angeles, he meets a spunky manager who believes in his talent and shares his dream. Even if Jess can survive the struggle for stardom, he will have to risk everything - including the love of his family - to be true to the music that lives inside him.

    - Written by Artisan Entertainment
  • The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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