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Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Velasquez ...
Jacob
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Thief
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Selma
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Sterrea
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Pollof
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(as Joe Bologna)
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Khalil Gibran
Hannin Eisa Abu-Alhumos ...
Baby Jacob
Mohammad Eisa Abu-Alhumos ...
Baby Jacob
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Jacob's Father (as Loutof Noeissr)
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Jacob's Mothert (as Geula Ninu)
Ruti Moinster ...
Nora
Yitzhak Ne'eman ...
Wise Man
Stan Wai ...
Informant
Alex Brown ...
Smuggler
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Jacob's feet are so turned out that he walks like Charlie Chaplin. He is different because of that and decides to emigrate from Palestine to Canada, where "everyone is equal". There everybody treats him kindly, and a thief specializing in stealing money from cash machines takes him into his home and treats him like a son, waitress Selma finds him a job as a Chaplin imitator, "prophet" Khalil Gibran gives him wise advice. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild language, and for elements of sensuality | See all certifications »
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13 January 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Mennyország és pokol között  »

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Goofs

When Selma shows Jacob a Charlie Chaplin movie, she tells him it was made in 1928. The film they are watching, "The Cure," was made in 1917. See more »

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Thanks to: JACKIE K. See more »

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Features The Cure (1917) See more »

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Tea Room
Guitar Music
Composed and played by Bill Bridges
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Worst movie ever!
6 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If there was academy awards for the worst movie ever, this movie would win them all. Worst Picture, Worst Performance, Worst Music.. Although the movie is justly classified as comedy, believe it or not, it's a drama!! and that makes it even more funny. The main character suffers from something I like to call "the Chaplin syndrome". At one point of the movie he says "it's a birth defect". I would classify it as screenplay/directing defect. And it's cureless! Every serious director should consider watching this movie at least once. It will be a rewarding experience. It's full of clichés and bad acting. You will learn a lot from it!


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