The Assistant (1997)

  |  Crime, Drama, Romance

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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 ... See full summary »


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28 November 2000 | jaybob
| a religious themed movie that is not condescending
Most films that have a religious motif are generally overly sactimonious, The Assistant does not fall into this trap. Gil Bellows plays a drifter who innocently helps rob a small store owned by Armand Mueller-Stahl & Joan Plowright. He goes back to the store to make amends,The older couple have a daughter. Well as you can imagine they are Jewish Bellows is a gentile. All the ensuing problems are magnificently handled, & the conclusion is first rate without being sloppy sentiment

The acting is first rate I highly recommend this

jay Harris

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Crime | Drama | Romance


Release Date:

1 May 1998



Country of Origin

Canada, UK

Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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