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Summary: Holy Rollers is inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. Sam Gold, a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community reluctantly follows the path his family has chosen for him, awaiting a pending arranged marriage and studying to become a Rabbi. A charming neighbor, Yosef Zimmerman (Justin Bartha), senses Sam's resistance and propositions him to transport 'medicine' for Jackie, an Israeli dealer, and his girlfriend, Rachel. Sam quickly demonstrates his business skill to his bosses, who instantly take Sam under their wing. Now exposed to the exciting and gritty worlds of Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, Sam begins to spiral deeper into their detrimental lifestyle, experimenting with ecstasy and then falling for Rachel. As the business grows, Sam's double life begins to rip his family apart and the community becomes suspicious of his illegal activities. Sam slowly comes to realize the façade behind the easy money and parties. Caught between life as a smuggler and the path back to God, Sam goes on the run, forced to make a fatal decision that could bring the entire operation crashing down. (First Independent Pictures)
Runtime: 89 min
Rating: Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and brief sexual material.
Production: Safehouse Pictures
Genres: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
Director Credit
Kevin Asch Director
Writer Credit
Antonio Macia Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Danny A. Abeckaser Jackie Solomon
Jesse Eisenberg Sam Gold
Justin Bartha Yosef Zimmerman
Cast Credit
Andrew Levitas David
Ari Graynor Rachel Apfel
Bern Cohen Rebbe Horowitz
Charlie Hewson Andrew
Elizabeth Marvel Elka Gold
Hallie Kate Eisenberg Ruth Gold
Jason Fuchs Leon Zimmerman
Marc Rose Josh
Mark Ivanir Mendel Gold
Omer Barnea Elijah
Q-Tip Ephraim
Stella Keitel Zeldy Lazar
Producer Credit
Danny A. Abeckaser Producer
Dave Berlin Executive Producer
Jen Gatien Producer
Kevin Asch Executive Producer
Marat Rosenberg Executive Producer
Per Melita Producer
Robert Profusek Co-Producer
Ryan Silbert Co-Producer
Tory Tunnell Producer
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