The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick

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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick
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Directed byAllan A. Goldstein
Produced byRichard Davis
Stephen Foster
Screenplay byPhil Savath
Based onThe Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick
by Morley Torgov
StarringJan Rubeš
Noam Zylberman
Aaron Schwartz
Saul Rubinek
Fairuza Balk
Music byGraeme Coleman
CinematographyIan Elkin
Edited byRichard Martin
Distributed bySouthgate Entertainment
Release date
Running time
98 minutes
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 early 1960s: 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 subplot 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, Max 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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