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 dancer character, known as Mary Dale in The Jazz Singer
(1927), and which has appeared in various earlier versions of the story, was cut of this movie. An alternate female character, Molly Bell, replaced her role, that being of the Jazz Singer's wife. See more
In New York at the end of the movie when Leo asks Jess to sing in his father's place, Molly and Jess argue at the piano. Both Jess and Molly are wearing wedding rings. Later that night when Jess goes to reconcile with his father he is no longer wearing a wedding ring. See more
[Watching as Keith Lennox does a rock version of "Love on the Rocks"
He's just kidding around, right?
No, they're doing it for real.
This song's supposed to be a ballad.
That's his style, mister. Made him a millionaire.
Yeah, but the thing is it's too fast. You can't hear the words.
Yeah, that's why we brought you down here. He changed the tempo. You got to change the lyrics.
[Whistles, then screaming at the top of his lungs
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Remake of The Jazz Singer
Amazed and Confused
Music by Neil Diamond
and Richard Bennett
Words by Neil Diamond
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