Holy Rollers (2010)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  23 December 2010 (Israel)
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In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Apfel
Jackie Solomon
Mendel Gold
Elka Gold
Leon Zimmerman
Ruth Gold (as Hallie Eisenberg)
Rebbe Horowitz
Zeldy Lazar
Mr. Maxim
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Israeli Gangster


Inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s. Written by Carter

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In 1998, 1 million ecstasy pills were smuggled into the USA by a group of Hasidic Jews.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2010 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Jewish Connection  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,685 (USA) (21 May 2010)


$302,886 (USA) (20 August 2010)

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The interior scenes in Brooklyn were shot in actual houses and an actual synagogue, not on stages. Many of the interior house scenes were shot in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, in empty houses without heat, during a very cold January 2008. See more »


The movie is supposed to be set in the late 90s, but the Freedom Tower (built on the 9/11 site and under construction) can be clearly seen in the skyline. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits mention the ring was responsible for importing over a million "Ecstacy" pills (should be "Ecstasy") See more »


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A great portrayal of Hasidic Jews! A great true story!
24 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Holly Rollers set's out to tell the story of Sam a honest Hasidic Jew growing up in NYC. Based on a true story Sam ends up with the wrong people after some harsh things happen in his life, and he eventually ends up over seas to sell "medicine".

I thought the acting was above par all around, and the story was great, as well, and even a little bit fun. I love the NYC environment in any movie. That's just me, and this is no exception. I felt like I was in the city.

Over all it was worth watching and I would recommend it for something to watch on a rainy day!

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