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   Movie Review: Jacob

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Color / 94 Min.

DVD

 Not Rated

Hi-Fi Stereo

Photo: Matthew Modine as "Jacob."

TURNER HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Photo: Lara Flynn Boyle as "Rachel."

1994 Turner Pictures, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. 

Producer: Lorenzo Minoli.  Executive Producer: Gerald Rafshoon.  Dircted by Peter Hall.  _______________

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Jacob: The Movie

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    Mathew Modine and Lara Flynn Boyle turn in heartfelt performances as Jacob and Rachel.  Director Peter Hall brings to the screen one of the most poignant romances of all time, filmed in stunning Morocco.

Photo: of Jacob and Rachel from the Movie, "Jacob."

     After tricking his older brother out of his birthright, Jacob leaves home in fear for his life.  Upon seeing Rachel's beauty for the first time, he forgets his past and only dreams of his future with her.  Penniless and unemployed, Jacob offers Rachel's father the only thing he can give her for her hand in marriage---manual labor for seven years.  But uncle Laban is a treacherous and selfish man, and on what should be the happiest night of Jacob's life, he orchestrates the ultimate deceit. ______________________________

    

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Rachel must watch as Jacob is  forced to start a family with another.  Jacob must work for his conniving uncle for close to two decades to win the love of his life.  Their freedom is another matter.  (-from the Back Cover) _____________________________________

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