Holy Rollers is a 2010 American independent crime drama film directed by Kevin Asch and written by Antonio Macia. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Danny A. Abeckaser and Q-Tip. The film is inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s.
In 1998, Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg), is a mild-mannered 20-year-old Orthodox Jewish man who lives with his large family in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Sam works in his father Mendel's fabric store while studying to be a rabbi. He and his family hope to arrange a marriage for him with Zeldy Lazar (Stella Keitel). However, Sam's family is much poorer than the Lazars, and he worries he will be unable to provide for them.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||abandon amsterdam arrest atlantic city best friend boot camp brooklyn business deal childhood home easy money jewish girl jewish man large family married meet new job nothing orthodox jewish orthodox judaism pick up run away stella keitel talk than the walk west|
|producer||Danny A. Abeckaser Jen Gatien Per Melita Tory Tunnell|
|publisher||First Independent Pictures|
|recordedAt||New York City|