Love, Hate and a torn sleeve

Updated: December 30, 2011, 10:52 AM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

In 1980, Neil Diamond starred in a movie called "The Jazz Singer." Sir Laurence Olivier, in what can only be described as his most regrettable role, plays Neil's father, a deeply religious cantor (someone who leads a Jewish congregation in prayer and song, among other things).

Neil is married to his childhood sweetheart, is a cantor himself and, as is often the way with young cantors in movies, dreams of becoming a pop star. He moves out to California to pursue the career, where, ...

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