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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..

Writers:

Pete Hamill (book) (as Peter Hamill), Richard Friedenberg (teleplay)
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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 ... 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.

Genres:

Drama

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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

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Production Co:

Taurus 7 Film Corporation See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Michael Devlin: God helps the defeated
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It's pretty awful...
12 August 2003 | by Victor Bloom MDSee all my reviews

Ordinarily I would be interested in seeing a plot about some anti-Semite getting his just desserts, but this film was so hackneyed it wasn't any fun. There were too many unlikely elements in the plot, such as the store-owner getting beat up and beaten into a coma and the boy who witnessed it getting warned to keep his mouth shut and not be a stoolie. In spite of everything, the boy develops a relationship with the lone neighborhood widowed rabbi, who becomes a father-figure, the Irish boy, looking for a father (in the most unlikely place) becoming a surrogate son.

The boy corrects the rabbi's English while the rabbi teaches him Yiddish. Before long the Irisher is spouting Yiddish and getting a bargain suit in a Jewish clothing store. He's also an altar boy and subject to the anti-Semitic caricatures of his Catholic classmates. They wanted him to check out the rabbi to see if he had any treasures. The 'treasures' turned out to be books, not gold and so we get the strong hint that Jews are The People of the Book.

It's all so hackneyed, I didn't stay to see the Golem (earth god) take revenge on the rotten gang who seem to feel free to beat up people with impunity. The plot is so unrealistic, you just can't give it any credence.


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