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R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
This semi-autobiographical film by Barry Levinson follows various members of the Kurtzman clan, a Jewish family living in suburban Baltimore during the 1950s. As teenaged Ben (Ben Foster) completes high school, he falls for Sylvia (Rebekah Johnson), a black classmate, creating inevitable tensions. Meanwhile, Ben's brother, Van (Adrien Brody), attends college and becomes smitten with a mysterious woman and their father (Joe Mantegna) tries to maintain his burlesque business.

Cast: Adrien Brody , Ben Foster , Orlando Jones , Bebe Neuwirth , Joe Mantegna , Rebekah Johnson , David Krumholtz , Richard Kline

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Liberty Heights (1999)

Release Date: December 10th, 1999|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I could have done more with the edgy humor of "Diner" and "Tin Men" and less of the mythmaking of "Avalon." show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Has integrity, but the way he bends his tale to make a statement is overly deliberate. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Just a good time at the movies, but it's still a smarter two hours than most "good times" are. show more

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