Neil Diamond stars in this motion picture as Yussel Rabinovitch, a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career outside the synagogue in popular music as Jess Robin. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels from New York City to Los Angeles to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a spunky manager who believes in his talent and shares his dream. He grows apart from his family, and becomes confused about what he should ultimately do with his life.
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Did You Know?
The scenes of Neil Diamond
in Laredo, Texas were actually shot on D Street in Victorville, California. The scenes of Neil driving (and breaking down) in his Mustang were shot on Highway 395 outside Victorville. See more
When Jesse's father visits him in California and gets out of the cab watch the female roller skater bouncing the huge ball on the walk in the background. She falls flat on her face. See more
You overlook the beach?
Sometimes, the rent.
Traditional Adaptation by Neil Diamond
and Uri Frenkel
Adaptation © 1980 Stonebridge Music See more