|Avalon 1990 PG, 126 min.|
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Elizabeth Perkins, Lou Jacobi, Joan Plowright, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollak, Elijah Wood, Israel Rubinek, Grant Gelt, Mindy Loren Isenstein, Shifra Lerer, Mina Bern, Frania Rubinek
When Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) immigrates to America in 1914, he moves in with his Jewish brothers Gabriel (Lou Jacobi), Hymie (Leo Fuchs), and Nathan (Israel Rubinek). Sam and his brothers are manual laborers, and when Sam meets Eva (Joan Plowright), they fall in love and marry. Eva gives birth to Jules, and when Jules (Aidan Quinn) grows up, he does not want to follow his family as a manual laborer. Instead, Jules works as a door-to-door salesman and often takes his young son Michael (Elijah Wood) with him. After being stabbed by a mugger, Jules joins cousin Izzy (Kevin Pollak), and they open a TV store, which is far from the lifestyle of their older generation.
|Oscar: Best Director for Rain Man (1988)|
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