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The Substance of Fire (1996)

R | | Drama | 14 March 1997 (USA)
Publishing magnate refuses to publish a book by his son's male lover so the kids buy out their father and run it themselves!

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Aaron Geldhart
Benjamin Ungar ...
Young Isaac Geldhart
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Martin Geldhart
Tom McDermott ...
Old Printer
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George Morfogen ...
Otto the printer
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Isaac Geldhart
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Cora Cahn
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Mr. Otani jr
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Miss Barzakian
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Val Chenard
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Gene Byck
Ronny Graham ...
Louis Foukold
John Sullivan ...
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Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the company, grows frustrated with Isaac's emotional decline and attempts to take over the firm. The resulting crisis involves Isaac's other two children, his daughter Sarah and his dying son Martin. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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Doing What Is Right... Could Cost Him Everything.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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$56,221 (USA) (16 March 1997)

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$56,221 (USA) (16 March 1997)
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Film debut of Viola Davis. See more »

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Issac Geldheart: You think I'm going to publish some trashy novel by some slicko hipster?
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I loved this movie
27 February 2002 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I found this film sensational! I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival and thought it was lovely, thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. Some really great performances as well... well worth seeing or owning!


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