Stolen Summer

Synopsis: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it's his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven; having been told that Catholicism is the only sure path to the kingdom of the Lord, Pete decides to convert a Jew to Catholicism in order to improve their standing in the afterlife. Hoping to find a likely candidate, Pete begins visiting a nearby synagogue, where he gets to know Rabbi Jacobson, who responds to Pete's barrage of questions with good humor. Pete also makes friends with the Rabbi's son, Danny, who is about the same age; when he learns that Danny is seriously ill, he decides Danny would be an excellent choice for conversion. When the priest at Pete's church informs Pete that all will be tested before they pass the
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Pete Jones
Production: Miramax Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

the good work, Jason. I will. You're gonna make your parents

very proud. Thank you, Rabbi Jacobsen. See you in a couple days. Yes.

Bye-bye, now. How you doing today? I'm great. Thanks. Good. What's that thing

that you have

on the top of your head? Oh, it's, uh, called

a yarmulke. It doesn't really

block the sun, does it? No. Uh, but it does block

bald spots. Whoa.

It can cover bald spots. My old Uncle Jim

could have used that. [ Chuckling ] Uh-huh. So, you, uh...casing the joint

for a heist? What? [ Chuckles ] What can I do you for? Jewish people go here,

right? Uh-huh. I'm trying to see if I can help Jewish people

get to Heaven. Ah, one noble endeavour. A quest. A noble quest. How may I be

of assistance? I just wanted to check out

the temple, but there's no bike rack. Tell you what -- why don't you

let me help you find a place for the bike,

and I'll show you around? Well, thanks. And that way, when you

and the rest of the gang

get together, you'll know

where the safe is. What gang and what safe? You know, for the heist. Pete: No cross? Rabbi:

Uh, no. No cross. I find the cross

fun to look at. Sometimes I think about

climbing up the wall and unscrewing the screws,

and letting him go. Mass goes faster that way. Uh-huh. You should really think

about putting one in here. I will give that

some thought. So, what are you thinking? I'm thinking that this is

where my quest starts. Okay. Well, if I can be of any

assistance, don't hesitate. My office is right through

those doors there. I'd show you around

a little bit more, but I gotta get back

to my family. I have a -- You have a family? Yeah. Well, then what do they

call you? Well, my son calls me Dad, and my congregation

calls me Rabbi... Rabbi Jacobsen. Pete. Pete O'Malley. Nice to meet you,

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Pete Jones

Pete Jones (born 22 September 1957) is an English musician, who played bass in different bands since the punk rock era of the 1970s, but is known for being a member of Public Image Ltd., during 1982–1983. He played bass guitar on PiL's highest charting UK single "This Is Not a Love Song" as well as recording Commercial Zone whilst with the band in New York.He was born near Watford, England, to an ex-merchant seaman who also sang and played ukulele. After learning guitar and listening to discs from his father's collection, he took up bass guitar and formed his first band called Cosmosis while still at school at age 14. During punk days, in the late 1970s, he played in The Hots with Martin Atkins, formerly Blonde (not Blondie). After The Hots split up, he was asked to join Cowboys International, touring with them across Europe. After that he formed part of Brian Brain with Atkins, then joined Public Image Ltd. while he was in the band. He left PiL in 1983, and has since produced his own material under his own name and released several CDs. Jones has also done various cross-collaborations with Mikee Plastik over the years. In 2008, he teamed up with Fred Suard to form The Creepy Dolls, and released an EP entitled Grande Finale, and released various tracks with Clem Chambers under the name Pete & Charlie. He has recently returned to the live stage with a guest appearance for Mod Revivalists, Back To Zero and has joined post punk band Department S as permanent bass player and producer. Jones currently lives in Harpenden where he writes and records. more…

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