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The Assistant (1997)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

It's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon ...See moreIt's the turn of the century and jobs are hard to find. A young man assigns himself the job of a store clerk, without pay... only a place to sleep and eat... after he was manipulated by a hoodlum friend into robbing the man's store. Soon he falls in love with the very pragmatic store owner's daughter who hesitates in giving her heart... or body. Nonetheless, the young man perseveres, much to the chagrin of her extremely Jewish mother who doesn't want her daughter marrying other than Jewish. Written by BOB STEBBINS See less
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Nov 9, 1997 (United States)

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Gil Bellows
Frank Alpine Frank Alpine   See fewer
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Armin Mueller-Stahl
Mr. Morris Bober Mr. Morris Bober   See fewer
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Joan Plowright
Mrs. Ida Bober Mrs. Ida Bober   See fewer
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Jaimz Woolvett
Ward Minogue Ward Minogue   See fewer
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Frank Moore
Detective Minogue Detective Minogue   See fewer
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Kate Greenhouse
Helen Bober Helen Bober   See fewer
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Sam Aaron
Customer Max Customer Max   See fewer
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Dick Callahan
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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David Clement
Rabbi #2 Rabbi #2   See fewer
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Darlene Mignacco
Tessie Fuso Tessie Fuso   See fewer
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Alon Nashman
Louis Karp Louis Karp   See fewer
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Michael Ricupero
Nick Fuso Nick Fuso   See fewer
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Frank Ruffo
Coffee Pot Owner Coffee Pot Owner   See fewer
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Larry Solway
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Nicolas Van Burek
Suspected Man (as Nicholas Van Burek) Suspected Man (as Nicholas Van Burek)   See fewer
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Ingrid Veninger
Young Woman Young Woman   See fewer
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Louis Danto
Jewish Prayer (as Cantor Louis Danto) Jewish Prayer (as Cantor Louis Danto)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 135 votes