Holy Rollers

Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Director and Cast Commentary with Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha; ; Five Deleted Scenes; Interviews with Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2010
  • UPC: 883476028279
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Independent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,950

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jesse Eisenberg Sam Gold
Justin Bartha Yosef
Ari Graynor Rachel
Danny A. Abeckaser Jackie
Q-Tip Ephraim
Mark Ivanir Mendel Gold
Elizabeth Marvel Elka Gold
Jason Fuchs Leon
Hallie Kate Eisenberg Ruth Gold
Bern Cohen Rebbe
Stella Keitel Zeldny
David Vadim Mr. Maxim
Charlie Hewson Andrew
Penny Bittone Ivan
Ori Pfeffer Israeli Gangster
Andrew Levitas Great Necker #1
Marc Rose Great Necker #2
Omer Barnea Dutch Hasidic Man
Karina Arroyave Fabric Customer
Eli Gelb Young Hasidic Mule
Evan Matthew Weinstein Young Hasid Father
Court Young Customs Officer
Caroline Stefanie Clay Customs Agent
Technical Credits
Kevin Asch Director, Executive Producer
Danny A. Abeckaser Producer
Dave Berlin Executive Producer
Brenda Bush Makeup
Sig De Miguel Casting
Jen Gatien Producer
Isaac Gindi Executive Producer
Ben Kutchins Cinematographer
Antonio Macia Screenwriter
Per Melita Producer
MJ Mynarski Score Composer
Tommaso Ortino Production Designer
Tom Paul Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Profusek Co-producer
Jacki Roach Costumes/Costume Designer
Marat Rosenberg Executive Producer
Ryan Silbert Co-producer
Suzanne Spangler Associate Producer, Editor
Tory Tunnell Producer
Scott Vender Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Vincent Casting
Kevin Wyatt Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Holy Rollers
1. Happy Hanukkah [12:33]
2. The Medical Business [9:06]
3. Act Jewish [12:21]
4. Amsterdam [10:22]
5. Businessman [16:29]
6. Losing Faith [11:12]
7. Too Smart [5:22]
8. Reckoning [11:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Holy Rollers
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Director's Commentary Featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha: On/Off
      Interview with Jesse and Justin
      Deleted Scenes
         Alternate Opening
         Singing Hanukkah Prayer
         No Match
         Yosef's Joke
         Last Goodbye
   Set-Up
      English DTS 5.1
      English Stereo
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