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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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Yosef Zimmerman
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Rachel Apfel
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Jackie Solomon
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Mendel Gold
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Elka Gold
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Leon Zimmerman
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Ephraim
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Ruth Gold
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Rebbe Horowitz
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Zeldy Lazar
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Mr. Maxim
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Andrew (The Goy) (as Charles Hewson)
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Ivan
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Israeli Gangster
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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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23 December 2010 (Israel)  »

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Caminhos Opostos  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,685, 23 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,886, 22 August 2010
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Sam calls his father "tateh," which is a Yiddish term of endearment for a father (akin to the English word "dad"). See also Ragtime (1981). See more »

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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 »

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Andrew (The Goy): I never heard jews complain so much about making money... Jesus christ.
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The closing credits mention the ring was responsible for importing over a million "Ecstacy" pills (should be "Ecstasy") See more »

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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Written by J. Pringle, J.A.Q. (as J. Qaiyum)
Performed by Postell
Published by Mister from Decatur Music (BMI)/Foul Mouth Music (BMI)
Courtesy of jimme & wilson productions/Q. Brothers/The Get Ills
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drug smuggling in unexpected settings
8 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Kevin Asch's "Holy Rollers" tells the story of a group of Hasidic Jews recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from the Netherlands to the United States. In addition to the main story, there's also a look into the Hasidic world. The main character Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) is expected to marry a woman chosen for him, and he is shown to be afraid to touch a woman not chosen for him. The movie shows the Hasidim having a lifestyle very similar to the evangelical Christians. The look at Sam's life keeps the audience interested in him, but most of the characters aren't really developed enough. Even so, the movie mostly held my attention, both as a look at the drug smuggling story, and a look at the Hasidic culture. Worth seeing.


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