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The Jazz Singer (1980)


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Title: The Jazz Singer (1980)

Tagline: His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer.

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Director: Richard Fleischer

Cast: Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams, Franklyn Ajaye, Paul Nicholas, Sully Boyar, Mike Kellin, James Booth, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Rod Gist, Walter Janovitz, Janet Brandt, John Witherspoon, Dale Robinette, David Coburn, Judy Gibson, Hank Garrett, Ernie Hudson, James Karen, Edward Jahnke, Tim Herbert, Hugh Gillin, Jill Jaress, Victor Paul, Uri Frenkel, Rex Cutter, Michael Pasternak, Sandy Helberg, Brion James, Douglas Nigh, Patrick Stansfield, Seymour Cassel, Steve Dash, Billie Perkins, Lev Liberman

Release: 1980-12-17

Runtime: 115

Plot: Jess Robin dreams of a career in popular music, but his father, Cantor Rabinovitch, 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, Jess gets a chance to go to Los Angeles and have famous singer Keith Lennox record one of his songs. Defying both his father and his wife, Jess leaves New York to pursue his dreams.
The Jazz Singer (1980)