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Holy Rollers (2010)

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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
Andrew (The Goy) (as Charles Hewson)
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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.

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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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Siblings Jesse Eisenberg and Hallie Kate Eisenberg also play siblings in this film. See more »


The movie is set in 1998 and you can clearly see cars that have license plates that were not used at that time. 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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The corruption of Sammy Gold, smart but naive Hasidic Jew.
16 April 2012 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I was able to watch this on Netflix streaming movies. For me, a Roman Catholic raised in the deep south and with zero knowledge of the ways and lives of New York Hasidic Jews, it was a pleasure to get a glimpse of a vastly different lifestyle and system of beliefs.

Jesse Eisenberg, who was so good in 'Social Network', is really good here. His character, Sam Gold, is 20, and the family expectations are that he will continue his studies and become a Rabbi. As the movie begins he works with his father in fine garment materials, and is meeting the girl he is being arranged to marry.

But things take a very quick change when another Jew, a bit older and a bit more worldly, asks if he would like to take a trip to Europe and make $1000. Sam asks the questions, is assured nothing funny is going on. But as we soon find out they are smuggling Ectasy in from Amsterdam, using the young Hasidic Jews as mules, not raising any suspicion at customs.

This is the coming of age of Sam, but in a very dangerous manner. The closing credits explain how they were caught and what prison time they served, but the very ending credits say the characters and situations are fiction, so I'm not sure what to believe. Still, a good movie. Also interesting that Eisenberg's real younger sister plays Sam's younger sister in the movie.

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