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The Assistant (1997)

It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Alpine
... Mr. Morris Bober
... Mrs. Ida Bober
... Ward Minogue
... Detective Minogue
... Helen Bober
Sam Aaron ... Customer Max
Dick Callahan ... Foreman
... Rabbi #2
Darlene Mignacco ... Tessie Fuso
Alon Nashman ... Louis Karp
Michael Ricupero ... Nick Fuso
Frank Ruffo ... Coffee Pot Owner
Larry Solway ... Rabbi #1
... Suspected Man (as Nicholas Van Burek)
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It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon he falls in love with the very pragmatic store owner's daughter who hesitates in giving her heart... or body. Nonetheless, the young man perseveres, much to the chagrin of her extremely Jewish mother who doesn't want her daughter marrying other than Jewish. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Warning!!! Not for Children!!!
10 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Warning!!! Not for Children!!!

This movie contains a RAPE scene!!! Yet, it is not rated! It contains other Sexual and nudity scenes as well as violence and foul language.

I would have been able to enjoy the story's message much better had I NOT taken my 11 year old with me. This movie should be 'R' rated I read Bernard Malamud's "The Assistant" many years ago, and it stuck with me. When I heard it would screen at a local Temple in San Diego, I jumped on the opportunity to view it with my son. I tried to find the rating for it but couldn't. Moreover, when I asked about rating before purchasing tickets I was told it may contain some objectionable language but I was assured there would be no sex. I guess they neglected to pre-view the movie.

My advice: go see it, but leave the kids at home.


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