The Assistant Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Assistant the Movie

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The Jewish Bober family have escaped the anti-Semitism of their homeland and emigrated to the U.S. where they are struggling to run a small grocery store during the depression. Drifter Frank (Bellows) hooks up with thief Ward (Woolvet) and they rob the store, with Ward attacking Morris Bober (Mueller-Stahl). A guilty Frank later returns and offers to help out. Morris doesn't know Frank was part of the robbery and agrees and Frank soons falls for the Bober's daughter, Helen (Greenhouse). Then Morris discovers the truth. Based on a novel by Bernard Malamud.


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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Bernard Malamud, Great Depression, Judaism, Hard Knock Life
Daniel Petrie
Gil Bellows, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Joan Plowright, Kate Greenhouse, Jaimz Woolvett
Philip Earnshaw
Daniel Petrie

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