The Jazz Singer (1980) Neil Diamond
Jess Robin (Neil Diamond) dreams of a career in popular music, but his father, Cantor Rabinovitch (Laurence Olivier), forbids it, insisting Jess live as a traditional Jew and inherit his position at the synagogue. With the help of friend and professional musician Bubba (Franklin Ajaye), Jess gets a chance to go to Los Angeles and have famous singer Keith Lennox (Paul Nicholas) record one of his songs. Defying both his father and his wife, Jess leaves New York to pursue his dreams.
Viewer Quote: "Watching Neil perform in this movie is like seeing one of his concerts. He's all-show, and not a bit shy. When he picks up a guitar, you know you're in for a treat, and he does music as only he can. It's a great story, well-told and well-acted. Neil gives emotions where called for, there were even times where I got choked up in parts.. But in this movie, the music's the star."
Starring: Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz
A remake of Al Jolson's seminal 1927 musical The Jazz Singer.
This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).
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