In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.
Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story ... See full summary »
"Hidden" is about a Persian immigrant family and tells the story of guilt that the older brother feels at the loss of his younger brother, and his redemption when he finally accepts life's various twists and turns.
Mordechai Jefferson Carver, aka the Hebrew Hammer, is an orthodox Jewish stud who goes on a mission to save Hanukkah. When Santa Claus's evil son Damian is pushed over the edge by his father's liberal policies, he does away with the Christian patriarch. Subsequently stepping into his father's role, Damian launches a campaign to eradicate the Jewish Holiday. The Hammer joins forces with Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, the gorgeous and dangerous daughter of the leader of the Jewish Justice League; and his brother-in-arms Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim, the head of the Kwanzaa Liberation Front, to topple Santa's evil progeny and to save Hanukkah for future generations of Jews. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
When Steven Spielburg is suggested as a candidate to take on the new Santa, Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal responds "He made E.T.! How tough is that?'. Peter Coyote, who plays Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal, was in E.T. See more »
At the North Pole, right after Santa barricades the door, we see Hammer pointing a gun at Santa. When he racks the slide to chamber a bullet the slide stays back indicating it is unloaded, but when the camera changes angles he's able to shoot the tomato. See more »
I can't get over this movie. I watched it once (on Comedy Central), and despite the fact that the sides were cut off (it was not made for TV), and the many expletives were deleted, and I had to skip through commercials, I thought it was brilliant and hilarious. I've made tapes of it to share with my non-cabled friends. Now it's playing in theatres, and I'm tempted to see it again.
Now, maybe you've got to be Jewish to love this film, and maybe you've also got to have been brought up in a Catholic town (as I was), and maybe you've got to have felt the sting of everyone else celebrating Christmas while you've got this lousy holiday based on a rather tepid myth (the Chanukah story), but, even if the movie was made just for me, it was a great movie. I give it a 10.
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