6.1/10
304
8 user 3 critic

Snow in August (2001)

Trailer
1:12 | Trailer
A Catholic boy befriends a Jewish rabbi after a Jewish merchant was beaten up by racist thugs and now the boy and his mother are fearful of their lives. For protection the boy must now create the vengeful Golem..

Writers:

Pete Hamill (book) (as Peter Hamill), Richard Friedenberg (teleplay)
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Rabbi Judah Hirsch
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Michael Devlin (as Peter Tambakis)
Lolita Davidovich ... Kate Devlin
Adam MacDonald ... Frankie McCarthy
Jonathan Koensgen ... Sonny Montemarand
Jase Blankfort Jase Blankfort ... Jimmy Kabinsky
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Abbot (as Jack Daniel Wells)
Tony Calabretta ... Costello
Derrick Reeve Derrick Reeve ... Golem
Harvey Berger Harvey Berger ... Mr. G.
Howard Bilerman Howard Bilerman ... Mr. Edelbaum
Kent McQuaid Kent McQuaid ... Falcon
Mark Hauser Mark Hauser ... Falcon
James Allport James Allport ... Falcon
Eric Giroux Eric Giroux ... Falcon
Edit

Storyline

A Catholic boy befriends a Jewish rabbi after a Jewish merchant was beaten up by racist thugs and now the boy and his mother are fearful of their lives. For protection the boy must now create the vengeful Golem..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

golem | based on book | See All (2) »

Taglines:

In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Augusztusi hó See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Michael Devlin: God helps the defeated
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
New take on an old tale
6 August 2005 | by shneurSee all my reviews

There are literally hundreds of versions of the story of the Golem of Prague, and "Snow in August" is not the only one set in modern times. It is unique, however, in the sheer number of twists it adds to the tale, not only in plot, but in examining the moral underpinnings of the story itself. In post-WWII Brooklyn, the war is already over, but ethnic tensions and just plain human nastiness remain undefeated. We never outgrow our need for miracles. Stephen Rea's performance as an endearing young immigrant rabbi suffering from "survivor guilt" is convincing without ever becoming maudlin, and Peter Tambakis' portrayal of a boy on the verge of confronting his own doubts is nuanced and genuine. I'm happy to see that he is continuing his acting career ("Live Free or Die," 2006) at least for the moment. Pete Hammill's book was a refreshing and universalizing treatment of this old Jewish folktale, and Richard Friendenberg's direction has brought it to life most successfully on the screen.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed