THE FRISCO KID (Theatrical Release USA 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Frisco Kid—
classic Jewish comedy—performs as fresh and creative entertainment while putting Gene Wilder at the top of his game.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A Polish Rabbi makes his way cross country to San Francisco and finds himself besieged by one trial after another.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Aldrich for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Hawk Koch for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Avram (Gene Wilder), Tommy (Harrison Ford), Mr. Jones (Ramon Bieri), Chief Gray Cloud (Val Bisoglio), Darryl Diggs (George DiCenzo), Chief Rabbi (Leo Fuchs), Rosalie (Penny Peyser), Matt Diggs (William Smith), Samuel Bender (Jack Somack), and Sarah Mindl (Beege Barkette).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It seems crafted for the more narrow audience who will understand its depth and range. Read a plotline before going to get optimum value for the expenditure of time and money.

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