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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
Danny A. Abeckaser ...
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:

Caminhos Opostos  »

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 long black pieces of leather with small boxes attached to them that Sam puts on his arms and head several times during the movie are called "tefillin" (or less commonly, "phylacteries," which is their secular, Greek-derived name). Very observant Jews (traditionally men, although some women in the Reform movement participate as well) over the age of thirteen put them on and say a blessing. The four Torah passages inside the little boxes all contain some variation of specific instructions to put those passages "on your hand" (which is why one box goes onto the arm) and "between your eyes" (which is why one box goes on the forehead). "Laying" or "wrapping" tefillin is considered to be a very important "Mitzvah" (commandment) in Judaism. 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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User Reviews

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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