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Holy Rollers (2010)

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In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.

Director:

Kevin Asch

Writer:

Antonio Macia
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Sam Gold
Justin Bartha ... Yosef Zimmerman
Ari Graynor ... Rachel Apfel
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Jackie Solomon
Mark Ivanir ... Mendel Gold
Elizabeth Marvel ... Elka Gold
Jason Fuchs ... Leon Zimmerman
Q-Tip ... Ephraim
Hallie Eisenberg ... Ruth Gold
Bern Cohen ... Rebbe Horowitz
Stella Keitel ... Zeldy Lazar
David Vadim ... Mr. Maxim
Charlie Hewson ... Andrew (The Goy) (as Charles Hewson)
Penny Bittone ... Ivan
Ori Pfeffer ... Israeli Gangster
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Storyline

Inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s. Written by Carter

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In 1998, 1 million ecstasy pills were smuggled into the USA by a group of Hasidic Jews.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The screenplay and story is about Hasidic Jews, but the screenplay was written by Antonio Macia, who is a Mormon. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to be set in the late 90s, but the Freedom Tower (built on the 9/11 site and under construction) can be clearly seen in the skyline. See more »

Quotes

Andrew (The Goy): I never heard jews complain so much about making money... Jesus christ.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits mention the ring was responsible for importing over a million "Ecstacy" pills (should be "Ecstasy") See more »


Soundtracks

Jouer
Written by Mj Mynarski and Solaris
Performed by Solaris
(c) 2009 24FrameScore
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needs more likability
6 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1998 Brooklyn. Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) is an Orthodox Jew. He works in his father's fabric store. He wants to marry Zeldy Lazar but he doesn't have the money. His friend Leon's brother Yosef (Justin Bartha) offers him a job. He asks Leon to join him. They get tricked into smuggling ecstasy from Amsterdam to New York for Israeli Jackie. Sam rises in the organization recruiting other Orthodox Jews. Rachel (Ari Graynor) is Jackie's brassy girlfriend.

I would have liked Sam to be a good guy corrupted into this world. The problem is that he's a money-grubbing selfish kid to begin with. They're also a bit too stupid at the start. As for a crime drama, there is limited drama. It's not that exciting. The premise offers some potential but it's not that compelling.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

23 December 2010 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,685, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$303,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$744,266
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