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Goyband (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1 July 2009 (USA)
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Not "everything" in this Casino is Kosher.

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Christopher Grimm
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Pascal ... Bobby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Alexander ... Uriel
Michael Apuzzo Michael Apuzzo ... Backup Dancer & Fan
Amber Baldinelli Amber Baldinelli ... Birthday Party Bolwer (as Amber Lee)
Aaron Balk Aaron Balk ... Running Boy at lunch
Jenelle Balk Jenelle Balk ... Running Girl at lunch
Benjamin Bauman ... Haim
Sarah Burns Sarah Burns ... Casino Guest
Bern Cohen ... Jeremiah the Gambler
Amy Davidson ... Rebekka
Lucky Diamond Lucky Diamond ... Lucky Diamond
Wendy Diamond ... Wendy Diamond
Alana DiMaria Alana DiMaria ... Eye to Eye Music Video Dancer
Dean Edwards ... Ty
Tibor Feldman ... Moe
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Storyline

Goyband is a romantic comedy that fuses music and pop culture with a satirical (albeit gentle) look into Orthodox Judaism and Kabbalah. The word "Goy" is Yiddish for a non-Jewish male. In our story, Adam Pascal of "Rent" fame plays ex-boyband pop star, Bobby Starr. Bobby Starr is booked to headline the grand opening of the first Kosher Casino in the Catskills, (hence the title Goyband.) The reason Bobby gets this unlikely booking is that the daughter of the hotel owner, Rebekkah (played by Amy Davidson of "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter") has a secret crush on him - hiring him to perform live at the hotel is her last act of rebellion before committing to her arranged marriage. Written by Chris Grimm and Christa McNamee

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"Dirty Dancing" meets "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with a touch of a hip hop "Fiddler on the Roof." See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falling Star See more »

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Production Co:

Red Sky Pictures See more »
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Trivia

Adam Pascal cannot read sheet music, so the music director (Dan Bar-Hava) had to play a line of music for Adam to repeat. Adam is a quick learner with this method. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Be careful. You know what they say about the blue ones.
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A fun film about the old Borscht Belt
16 March 2012 | by pyotr-3See all my reviews

I love this movie. It was made with a low budget, yes, but it's more entertaining than most huge budget films, and it has a terrific cast! Adam Pascal is incredibly talented, and here he has enormous charm and humor as well.

Few films have captured the Borscht Belt days of the Catskill resorts as well as this one. "Mr. Saturday Night" with Billy Crystal also captures this era well. Sadly, most of these resorts have closed their doors now, but these films give a fun glimpse of the fabulous resorts that once nurtured generations of America's greatest comedians and musicians.

This movie is a fun way to spend a couple of hours, and you'll be glad you saw it. I don't understand why some people rate this great little movie so well. I suspect that this has more to do with those people wanting big, flashy Hollywood foolishness. As for me, I give this movie 10 stars for its clever story featuring truly talented actors and a nice, wholesome story that even a vulgarian like myself can enjoy!


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