Rebbe Mendel is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl, despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

  1. Barbra Streisand

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jack Rosenthal


Top Billed Cast

  1. Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand

    Yentl Mendel

  2. Mandy Patinkin

    Mandy Patinkin


  3. Amy Irving

    Amy Irving

    Hadass Vishkower

  4. Nehemiah Persoff

    Nehemiah Persoff

    Rebbe Mendel

  5. Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    Reb Alter Vishkower

Full Cast & Crew




Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1983


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 12m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $30,400,000.00



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