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Snow in August (2001)

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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..

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Pete Hamill (book) (as Peter Hamill), Richard Friedenberg (teleplay)
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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 ... Falcon
Mark Hauser Mark Hauser ... Falcon
James Allport James Allport ... Falcon
Eric Giroux Eric Giroux ... Falcon
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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..

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golem | based on book | See All (2) »

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

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Drama

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Michael Devlin: God helps the defeated
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Studs Lonigan versus the Golem
8 October 2012 | by farresgfSee all my reviews

Pete Hamil's classic fantasy novel has been turned into a classic fantasy movie. Michael Delvin, an Irish-American lad from a blue collar Catholic neighborhood in New York befriends a Jewish rabbi from Prague. The two build a wonderful friendship where they both alternate between the roles of teacher and student. The two find their world threatened by Frankie McCarthy and his street gang known as the Falcons. It is Michael's belief that makes the magical ritual work that summons the Golem from his sleep of 400 years. The Golem, according to an old Jewish legend, was created out of mud by Rabbie Loew, a man of great wisdom and faith. Rabbi Hirsch, a very wise man, isn't able to use the magic because the death of his wife at the hands of the Nazis has destroyed his faith. The Golem blows an ancient ram horn to start his battle with the street punks. I loved this movie. I especially loved see the Irish and Jewish uniting to defeat a common enemy on the streets of Brookyn. The year is 1947, and the Dodgers have just brought up Jackie Robinson to break the color line in major league baseball who serves as an analogy to the good fight of Michael and the Rabbi.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Augusztusi hó See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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