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The Chosen (1981)

PG
108 min | Drama

In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.
Director
Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
Writers
Chaim Potok (novel) | Edwin Gordon (screenplay)
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Updated Aug 22, 1981

Release date
Apr 30, 1982 (United States)
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Maximilian Schell
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Rod Steiger
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Kaethe Fine
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Ron Rifkin
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Evan Handler
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Jeffrey Marcus
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Richard Lifschutz
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E.D. Miller
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Jack Hollander
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Elaine Goren
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Iva Rifkin
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Danton Stone
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Mark Nelson
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Carol Levy
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Chaim Potok
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7.1 / 10 | 1,863 votes