For the Love of Money

Synopsis: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where a young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. The casino is a haven for unsavory characters who seek to corrupt him to their way of life. When the violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions to become a young entrepreneur by developing small businesses, purchasing real estate, and running an auto repair shop. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chaneac), luck seems to be on his side. However, it isn't long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow him every step of the way. Threatened by a dangerously temperam
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ellie Kanner
Production: Grindstone Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

"The love of money the root of all evil. "

How does a guy from humble

beginnings end up in a Ferrari?

I've lived a crazy life,

one filled

with twists and turns.

What makes a person's

life veer out of control?

Who knows?

And what makes you lucky

enough to get out in one piece?

I don't have a clue,

but i do know

that one wrong turn...

And you can crash.


Oh, he's taking the lead.

I'm catching up,

I'm catching up.

No way.

Oh, yeah,

you're going down.

Yeah, yeah.

No matter what,

I know that I could beat you

if I was driving.

Yeah? No.

Look, look at that lead.

No, you're gonna owe me


I am not owing you anything.

here he is.

Oh, oh, oh, oh!

Yeah! I win!

Come on, mine crashed.


See? I told you.

Come on, pay up.

All right, all right.


Enjoy it while you can.

I will.

At 15, I thought I knew it all,

and the biggest thing going

was the new issue of hot rod.

It was the summer of '73,

and all my cousin Yoni and I

could talk about

was owning

a matching pair of Mustangs.

We were dreamers.

We spent most days in our

best pair of bell bottoms

trying to meet girls

or at my brother's shop.

Hey, Ellie. hey, Abe.

Hey, Ringo.

Whoa, cool bike.

Why don't you kick start it

for me?

Abe was a local hero for making

the Olympic wrestling team.

But to me he was

larger than life.

Times were simple back then,

but not for everybody.

While my brother

was fixing bikes,

Yoni's brother Levi was...

Well, let's just

say he had different ideas.

You good?

- Yeah.

I'll meet you out back

by the market.


Everybody down!

Now! Do it!

Don't shoot. don't shoot.

I wouldn't do that.

Please, please.

Hurry the f*** up!

Fill it up! Let's move!

Let's go!

What the f***

you waiting for?

Money in the f***ing bag!

Let's go!

Get down!

Hurry up!

Don't take your

sweet-ass time!

Come on, come on.

Fill it up!

Let's move!

Let's go!

What the f***

are you looking at?

Get down.

Why are you in my way?

I'll pump you full of lead

right now.

Slowing down.

Let's go!

Your turn.

Fill it up.

Get the f*** down.

Get down all the way!

There you go.

That's it.

Let's go!

Pass it the f*** down!

Why are you

so f***ing slow?

Let's move!

Let's go!

I got it.

Let's go.

Move the f***ing truck!

Come on, move!

Hey. Hey!

Hey, stop!

Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Get in. Go, go!

Oh, sh*t.

Are you f***ing kidding me?

Come on. Come on, move.

F***! Get him to move

the truck.

Hurry up, man. Come on.

Move the f***ing truck!

What the f***?

Come on, come on.

Move, move.

God damn it.

B'Aruck Atah Adoni...


Let's eat.

So while one member of our

family tree was robbing banks,

the rest of us

were having Shabbat dinner.

It was the one rule my parents

had, and nobody ever complained.

We didn't have

a lot back then,

but we always

had each other.

#Jeremiah was a bullfrog#

The family business

was a neighborhood bar

run by my other brother Jacob

and his wife.

#Was a good friend of mine#

So I pour with a heavy hand.

So what?

What? I didn't say anything.

But you were thinking


#And he always had

some mighty fine wine#

#Singing joy to the world#

With a slightly

illegal casino in the back.

It wasn't much more

than a card room,

but in my mind,

it was Monte Carlo.

It was a hangout for all the

local small-time gangsters,

so our family had run-ins

with some pretty shady

characters from time to time.

#I'd throw away the cars#

#And the bars and the wars#

#And make sweet love to you#

#Sing it now#

#Joy to the world#

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Jenna Mattison

Jenna Mattison is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. She has appeared in many television programs including Party of Five and Melrose Place. She wrote the screenplay for and played the lead in the romantic comedy Fish Without a Bicycle. more…

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