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A young man with a religious calling begins following a very different path in this independent drama based on a true story. Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) is a Hasidic Jew in his late teens who lives with his family in Brooklyn. Sam's father, Mendel (Mark Ivanir), runs a fabric store and Sam helps out when he isn't busy with his rabbinical studies. But Mendel isn't an especially good businessman, a fact that's become very obvious to Sam, and his uncertain financial future has caused his fiancée's parents to call off the couple's upcoming wedding. Sam is also suffering from a bit of jealousy toward his best friend, Leon (Jason Fuchs), who seems to have better luck in both life and academics, so when Leon's older brother, Yosef (Justin Bartha), offers Sam some good-paying part-time work, he's more than interested. Sam is instructed to fly to Amsterdam, pick up a parcel, and bring it back; it's not until he comes home to New York that it dawns on Sam that he's transporting drugs, but between the hefty payroll, the charm of Amsterdam-based ecstasy wholesaler Jackie Solomon (Danny A. Abeckaser), and the beauty of Jackie's sexy paramour, Rachel (Ari Graynor), Sam begins to think life in the drug game might be just the thing for him after all. The first feature film from director Kevin Asch, Holy Rollers received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 21, 2010

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg
as Sam Gold
Justin Bartha
as Yosef
Ari Graynor
as Rachel
Danny A. Abeckaser
as Jackie
Q-Tip
as Ephraim
Mark Ivanir
as Mendel Gold
Elizabeth Marvel
as Elka Gold
Jason Fuchs
as Leon
Hallie Kate Eisenberg
as Ruth Gold
Bern Cohen
as Rebbe
Stella Keitel
as Zeldny
David Vadim
as Mr. Maxim
Charlie Hewson
as Andrew
Ori Pfeffer
as Israeli Gangster
Andrew Levitas
as Great Necker #1
Marc Rose
as Great Necker #2
Omer Barnea
as Dutch Hasidic Man
Karina Arroyave
as Fabric Customer
Court Young
as Customs Officer

Crew

Kevin Asch
Director
Danny A. Abeckaser
Producer
Tory Tunnell
Producer
Jen Gatien
Producer
Per Melita
Producer
Antonio Macia
Screenwriter
Ben Kutchins
Cinematographer
MJ Mynarski
Composer (Music Score)
Suzanne Spangler
Editor
Tommaso Ortino
Production Designer
Ryan Silbert
Co-producer
Suzanne Spangler
Associate Producer
Kevin Asch
Executive Producer
Jacki Roach
Costume Designer
Tom Paul
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Vincent
Casting
Sig De Miguel
Casting
Brenda Bush
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