The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick

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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick
The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Allan A. Goldstein
Produced by Stephen Foster
Screenplay by Phil Savath
Based on The Outside Chance of Maximilian
by Morley Torgov
Starring Jan Rubeš
Aaron Schwartz
Saul Rubinek
Music by Graeme Coleman
Cinematography Ian Elkin
Edited by Richard Martin
Distributed by Southgate Entertainment
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Box office $317,670

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick is a 1988 Canadian film based on the novel by Morley Torgov.[1] The movie was filmed in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.


The late 1950s: In preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish boy from a small Manitoba community with an overbearing family tries to navigate his coming-of-age with his family's condescension and bigotry using his sarcastic, Jewish humor. The town's rabbi dies, and a sub-plot develops in which Max's father and grandfather (synagogue leaders) are saddled with a traditional Hassidic rabbi who sticks out like a sore thumb among the otherwise assimilated Jewish community. To make matters more difficult, he likes a Catholic girl, whom he later competes with in a piano competition. The quirky, fun-loving rabbi tries to help him with his problems, yet harbors a secret ambition of his own.


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