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The Assistant

Frank Alpine is a drifter, struggling for work during the Great Depression. A powerful story from Bernard Malamud, the author of "The Natural" and "The Fixer."
THE ASSISTANT
$39.95
Frank Alpine is a drifter, struggling for work during the Great Depression. He joins forces with a rough and seedy Ward Minogue and together they rob a small neighborhood grocery store. Frank is shaken when he sees from behind his mask the violent anti-Semitism that his partner unleashes on the elderly grocer. Plagued with remorse, Frank goes to work for the grocer, who is now recovering from the violent attack. Keeping his part in the robbery a dark secret, Frank dedicates himself to his job. Living in the store, working long, grueling hours, he is drawn to Morris’ beautiful and determined daughter, Helen. As a Gentile, Frank is viewed with suspicion by her mother, Ida Bober. A powerful story from Bernard Malamud, the author of "The Natural" and "The Fixer." Mature audiences. Directed by Daniel Petrie. Starring Gil Bellows, Kate Greenhouse, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Joan Plowright. 105 MIN. Color.