The Assistant (1998 film)

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The Assistant
The assistant movieposter.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byDaniel Petrie
Screenplay byDaniel Petrie
Based onThe Assistant
by Bernard Malamud
Music byLawrence Shagge
Edited by
Distributed byLionsgate Films
Release date
  • May 1, 1998 (1998-05-01)
Running time
98 minutes

The Assistant is a 1998 film directed by Daniel Petrie. It is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Bernard Malamud. It follows a young man who finds work at a shop at the turn-of-the-century, and falls in love with the owner's daughter, inflaming deeply religious origins. Filming took place in Toronto.


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