He won 12 of his 26 races and a developed a cult following amongst Sydney race fans. Sam and Mendel are then seen walking and talking during a visitation, implying that Sam has reunited with his family. [4], Holy Rollers also won the "cartier award" at the Dauville film festival, The end credit song "Darkness Before the Dawn", written by MJ Mynarski & Paul Comaskey, appeared on the Best Original Song shortlist for the 83rd Academy Awards. He won 12 of his 26 races and a developed a cult following amongst Sydney race fans. Over six months between 1998 and 1999, the operation managed to smuggle over one million ecstasy pills to America, via Sam and the other mules. His dam, Secret Blessing, was an average size mare, about 16hands, but very wide and roomy. Leon wants nothing more to do with Yosef or his operation, but Sam is attracted to the easy money and decides to continue. When Sam voices his objections, Jackie rebuffs him, leading him to have an argument with Rachel. Sam attempts to convince Rachel to escape to Lithuania, but Rachel, having changed her mind about Sam, refuses. Holy Roller always had to race on the outside of the field to have the freedom to stretch out properly. Sam, not willing to go with Yosef's plan, returns to his childhood home in a panic. The film is inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s. While there, the pair are given a briefcase, which Yosef says contains medicine, and are instructed to walk it through customs in New York.

He and his family hope to arrange a marriage for him with Zeldy Lazar (Stella Keitel). Yosef suggests they drive to the West Coast to lay low with his cousin. However, Sam's family is much poorer than the Lazars, and he worries he will be unable to provide for them. He is greeted there by Leon, now married to Zeldy and studying to become a rabbi as Sam was once intended to. His new job, which he originally covered up as legal importing of medicine, is well-known around his neighborhood, and his parents, fearing their family's reputation in the community, kick him out of the house. Under the auspices of visiting a rabbi in Atlantic City, Yosef sends them to Amsterdam, with instructions to wait for him. Director Kevin Asch said he chose the title Holy Rollers to reference both the protagonist's religious character and the slang term "rolling", which means to be high on ecstasy. The foal arrived at 0240 and did not stand until 0320. band photo: © 2005 Them Holy Rollers - design by www.ontwerpstra.nlwww.ontwerpstra.nl Sam then decides to continue with the operation despite the added risk; these drugs, carried by unwitting young Orthodox Jews, are picked up by drug-sniffing dogs and the mules are arrested. Meanwhile, Sam slowly leaves the yeshiva. [3], Holy Rollers was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and director Kevin Asch won the Breakthrough Director Award at the 2010 Gotham Awards. Both dam and foal were exhausted and lay for almost an hour recovering. Standard steel shoes are about 8 inches in length but the Holy Roller needed 14 inches per hoof, meaning the farrier had to start with a straight steel bar. Sam becomes a participant in Jackie's operation, making trips to Amsterdam to pick up suitcases. Most of her progeny had been fairly large - her daughters tended to be wide like her, such as Genuflect, but Immense was tall and wide but not as big as her half-brother Holy Roller. "[2] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". His sire Sanction is a fairly tall horse, 16.1h. Sam meets the liberal Jewish girl Rachel (Ari Graynor), Jackie's girlfriend, and drinks alcohol and takes ecstasy with the gang. He then won at Canterbury and Moonee Valley (both very tight-turning tracks). Holy Rollers is a 2010 American independent crime drama film directed by Kevin Asch and written by Antonio Macia. His career highlights included wins in the Bill Ritchie Handicap and the Crystal Mile.

Buy and sell authentic Supreme streetwear on StockX including the Supreme Holy Rollers 5-Panel Black from SS20. He is paid to recruit other young Orthodox Jews as mules, who implicitly trust him as one of their own. Jockey Larry Cassidy said often he would ask Holy Roller to go forward in a race but the horse would refuse, then move out sideways, and Larry would realise there had been a "normal size" horse in front of him but not visible from the saddle. In the epilogue, it is revealed that Sam and his Orthodox mules received 28 months in a federal boot camp, where they became informants of Jackie and Yosef's operation. At the end of his racing career, he measured 18.1 hands. After the breaker rode him the first time, he said, "This huge lump knows where he is putting his feet and has tremendous balance." It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Danny A. Abeckaser and Q-Tip. Holy Roller was gelded at an early age to try to slow down his rapid growth pattern, but it didn't work. Jockeys who have ridden Holy Roller him say it was like riding in an old Cadillac, very smooth ride, tremendous suspension but when the stride lengthens in the straight, they get whiplash in their necks; they also refuse to dismount straight off his back but rather get down onto a handy rail if possible, then drop to the ground. At breaking-in, Holy Roller measured 17 hands and weighed an estimated 660 kg.

It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Danny A. Abeckaser and Q-Tip. In 1998, Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg), is a mild-mannered 20-year-old Orthodox Jewish man who lives with his large family in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Holy Roller (foaled 18 October 1992) by the Biscay stallion Sanction out of the mare Secret Blessing, was a large Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of the mid-to late-1990s. Holy Rollers is a 2010 American independent crime drama film directed by Kevin Asch and written by Antonio Macia. Jackie and Yosef receive 16 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges, while Rachel also receives a year for participation. The website's critical consensus reads, "Despite a promising premise and a solid central performance from Jesse Eisenberg, Holy Rollers lacks the depth necessary to overcome its cliched script. Upon his retirement, his owners - "Chicken Kings" Jack and Bob Ingham - donated Holy Roller to Rod Hoare (NSW State Equine Veterinary Officer) who was looking for a big horse to compete at dressage and eventing.

Bred and owned by Woodlands Stud, Holy Roller stood 18.1 hands compared to the average thoroughbred at around 16 hands. Sam works in his father Mendel's fabric store while studying to be a rabbi. Holy Roller created extra work for farriers. He was always very easy to pick out amongst the weanlings in a paddock - he was taller than the Clydesdale foal that shared the paddock. The film is inspired by a true story of a young Hasidic man who was lured into the world of international drug trafficking in the late 90s. While alone, Rachel attempts to seduce Sam and encourage him to run away with her, but fails to do so. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Holy Roller's pedigree and partial racing stats, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holy_Roller_(horse)&oldid=898814094, Wikipedia articles with style issues from July 2009, Articles lacking in-text citations from July 2009, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 May 2019, at 02:27. After escaping a failed deal, Sam goes to meet Jackie, who promptly leaves for a meeting at a nightclub. Sam and his best friend Leon (Jason Fuchs) accept a mysterious job offer from Leon's brother Yosef (Justin Bartha) and his boss, the Israeli Jackie (Danny Abeckaser). The foaling night watchman was a 6 ft young man, and when the foal finally stood, he reached the mid-chest level of the watchman. When Sam brokers a business deal with European drug manufacturer Ephraim (Q-Tip) that Jackie almost abandoned, his influence in the organisation grows, as does his relationships with Yosef and Rachel, who both take interest in him.

Holy Roller was born at Woodlands Stud Denman, New South Wales, where it took his dam over one hour to get him out. Sam, who no longer dresses like an Orthodox Jew, is not checked at customs with the mules and manages to escape. Each time he went out for a spell, on his return, he would be re-measured and always had increased in height. Sam discovers Yosef has been skimming money from Jackie through side deals, which Sam, fearing the repercussions, objects to. Woodlands Stud does not sell its yearlings but races everything it breeds; Trevor Lobb (general manager) and their private trainer John Hawkes assess the youngsters in November and divide them into the appropriate groups for breaking-in. Holy Roller (foaled 18 October 1992) by the Biscay stallion Sanction out of the mare Secret Blessing, was a large Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of the mid-to late-1990s. [5], "Director Kevin Asch Talks about 'Holy Rollers, "Oscar Taps 41 Movie Tunes For Original Song Category", ‘Holy Rollers’ and the 10-Minute Bar Mitzvah, HAG: The Story of the Hasidic Actors Guild, Strictly Jewish: The Secret World of Adass Israel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holy_Rollers_(film)&oldid=973824986, Articles containing potentially dated statements from June 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 August 2020, at 12:29. Holy Roller was weaned off his dam in April 1993. He was left until the very last batch of yearlings for breaking-in and didn't go to Belmont Park (north east of Sydney) until May 1994. Back in New York, after a comment from Maxim, Yosef's muscle, the pair discover the briefcase contains pure ecstasy. Comments at the time included: "VERY big foal, enormous knees, fetlocks, etc.".

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