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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.Written by
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The budget for the movie's sound recording amounted to almost one and a half million dollars. See more »
Jess sings to an audience in California in the middle of the movie. At the end of the movie he is singing to an audience in New York (it is assumed from the progression of the film) and it is quite obviously the same audience and venue. A number of audience members are present in both scenes. There is a woman with glasses wearing a vest and white shirt, a man in the middle of the audience with a checked cap, and a large man having a great time down front clapping very excitedly. See more »
[as Eddie gets in the car, she gets in the front passenger door, then is holding her hand in her jacket pocket like she's concealing a handgun]
Pretend you don't know me.
[Seeing her concealed hand]
I don't. Look, take my wallet. Just leave me my credit cards.
[She lunges slightly]
Okay, you can have the credit cards.
Turn on the radio.
Turn on the radio.
Louder. Louder, c'mon.
[He turns it up, then firmly]
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A microcosm of a man in turmoil, facing a difficult choice...
Between his duties and responsibilities, and his dreams and love. For those who want to pick the movie apart, without looking inside the story it tells, skip this comment.
Given the choice between one's responsibility to family, parents, religion, tradition, and duty, or choosing love, dreams, goals, and the pursuit of happiness through following our heart, which choice would we make?
The movie tells a story of strength through failure, of living versus wasting away in a life spent pleasing others, and of giving our heart and our dreams sway over the path we take in life.
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