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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.

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Kevin Asch

Writer:

Antonio Macia
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

23 December 2010 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminhos Opostos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,685, 23 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,886, 22 August 2010
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Many of the extras in the film were Satmar Hasidim, who would spontaneously offer prayers and blessings at appropriate points in movie scenes, even though those were not scripted. See more »

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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 »


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Beat Box
Performed by Matisyahu
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2 Hasidic Jews tempted by drug dealing
2 April 2011 | by vicfam-17-57372See all my reviews

really loved & enjoyed this movie. It was engaging from the beginning. It used dark colors which helped set the mood for the cold Brooklyn winter. It's a human story between temptation & wanting to do the right thing. The main character is torn between tradition& morality. Very touching, & extremely well acted by all. If you liked the Social Network, you will also enjoy this movie; it has the same fast paced, engaging speed; you really want to know what is going to happen next. Jesse Eisenberg's acting really portrays his moral dilemma with wanting to be an observant Hasidic Jew, but being irresistibly tempted by the money of drug dealing.


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