The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Duddy Kravitz (Richard Dreyfuss) is a brash, restless young Jewish man growing up poor in Montreal. His cab driver father Max (Jack Warden) and his rich uncle Benjy (Joseph Wiseman) are very proud of Duddy's older brother Lenny, whom Benjy is putting through medical school. Only his grandfather (Zvee Scooler) shows the motherless Duddy any attention.
|keywords||bar mitzvah begin blacklist boast cab driver college student drive drug mule epilepsy film director grow up heroin hollywood blacklist hotel employee hotel guest jewish jewish man judaism laurentian mountains medical school older brother paralyze pinball machine resort hotel rich uncle roulette roulette wheel smuggle summer job truck driver wed zvee scooler|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||John Kemeny Toronto Star|
|productionCompany||Astral Media Canadian Film Development Corporation Famous Players|