The Jazz Singer 1980 DVD (Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Color. Widescreen. New, lower price!
Starring: Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams, Franklin Ajaye, Paul Nicholas, Sunny Boyar, James Booth, Janet Brandt, John Witherspoon. Written by Herbet Baker and Stephen H. Foreman based on the play by Samson Raphaelson. Directed by Richard Fleischer and Sidney J. Furie.
His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer. Following in the family tradition maintained by his proud Orthodox father, Yussel Rabinovitch (Neil Diamond) is the latest Cantor of his local synagogue. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice and with a loving wife at his side, Yussel's life seems to be mapped out in front of him. But the restrictions of religious music can't satisfy his secret craving for life as a jazz singer. When his father (Laurence Olivier) discovers that Yussel has been moonlighting with a Harlem soul group, the confrontation that follows leads Yussel to leave his family behind to seek a new life as a musician in California. He finds success and a new love, but at a cost: cut off from his family, Yussel still cannot find happiness. Has he strayed too far from his roots, and will his family ever be willing to accept his new life?
"His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer."