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The Assistant (1997)

It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Bernard Malamud (novel), Daniel Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Frank Alpine
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Mr. Morris Bober
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Ida Bober
Jaimz Woolvett ... Ward Minogue
Frank Moore ... Detective Minogue
Kate Greenhouse ... Helen Bober
Sam Aaron Sam Aaron ... Customer Max
Dick Callahan Dick Callahan ... Foreman
David Clement ... Rabbi #2
Darlene Mignacco Darlene Mignacco ... Tessie Fuso
Alon Nashman Alon Nashman ... Louis Karp
Michael Ricupero Michael Ricupero ... Nick Fuso
Frank Ruffo Frank Ruffo ... Coffee Pot Owner
Larry Solway Larry Solway ... Rabbi #1
Nicolas Van Burek ... Suspected Man (as Nicholas Van Burek)
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It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon he falls in love with the very pragmatic store owner's daughter who hesitates in giving her heart... or body. Nonetheless, the young man perseveres, much to the chagrin of her extremely Jewish mother who doesn't want her daughter marrying other than Jewish. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

O ajudante See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Interesting, but uneven
11 October 2000 | by sgwilcoxSee all my reviews

A mildly interesting movie, but rather predictable and uneven. Some scenes seem strangely out of place with only a mild connection to the story. Armin Mueller-Stahl is, as always, a joy to watch. Kate Greenhouse is radiant but I found her character a little unbelievable, at least in the last scene. Without giving anything away, I am not sure I could take forgiveness that far.


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