Acclaimed filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Homicide: Life on the Street) returns to his hometown of Baltimore, the setting of his Diner, Avalon, Tin Men, and Homicide. The result is Liberty Heights, a warmly funny, semi-autobiographical tale with an uncompromising eye for period detail and eye filling scale that includes 4,000 extras. The year is 1954, a season of dramatic social flux that Levinson explores through the eyes of a Jewish family, the Kurtzmans (Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Joe Montegna, Bebe Neuwirth). Friendship, romance, rock 'n' roll, courage, racism, Cadillacs, Halloween (Should a nice Jewish boy dress up as Hitler?): the times are indeed changing. The Kurtzmans – and America – will never be the same.

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Liberty Heights (1999)

Drama · 2h 7m

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Acclaimed filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Homicide: Life on the Street) returns to his hometown of Baltimore, the setting of his Diner, Avalon, Tin Men, and Homicide. The result is Liberty Heights, a warmly funny, semi-autobiographical tale with an uncompromising eye for period detail and eye filling scale that includes 4,000 extras. The year is 1954, a season of dramatic social flux that Levinson explores through the eyes of a Jewish family, the Kurtzmans (Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Joe Montegna, Bebe Neuwirth). Friendship, romance, rock 'n' roll, courage, racism, Cadillacs, Halloween (Should a nice Jewish boy dress up as Hitler?): the times are indeed changing. The Kurtzmans – and America – will never be the same.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Spring Creek Productions, Baltimore Pictures
Part Of
Cast
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Adrien Brody

Van Kurtzman
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Ben Foster

Ben Kurtzman
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Orlando Jones

Little Melvin
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Bebe Neuwirth

Ada Kurtzman
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Joe Mantegna

Nate Kurtzman
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Rebekah Johnson

Sylvia
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David Krumholtz

Yussel
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Richard Kline

Charlie, Nate's Assistant
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Vincent Guastaferro

Pete, Nate's Assistant
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Justin Chambers

Trey Tobelseted
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Carolyn Murphy

Dubbie the Blonde
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James Pickens Jr.

Sylvia's Father
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Frania Rubinek

Grandma Rose
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Anthony Anderson

Scribbles
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Kiersten Warren

Annie the Stripper
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Evan Neumann

Sheldon (as Evan Neuman)
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Kevin Sussman

Alan Joseph Zuckerman
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Gerry Rosenthal

Murray
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Charley Scalies

Louie
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Shane West

Ted
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Cloie Wyatt Taylor

Gail
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Susan Duvall

Teacher #2
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Carlton J. Smith

James Brown at the Royal (as Carlton Smith)
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Elizabeth Ann Bennett

Mary
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Ellyn O'Connell

Anne Whittier
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Doug Roberts

Assistant D.A.
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Al Brown

Bailiff
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Kenny Raskin

Burlesque Comic
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Peter Wilkes

Butler
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Kimberlee Suerth

Buxom Nurse
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Mary Lynn Ray

Woman in Court #1
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Marty Lodge

Defense Attorney
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Gideon Jacobs

Ben Kurtzman - Age 8
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Jan Austell

Judge
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Timothy J. Scanlin Jr.

Nick
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Ralph Tabakin

Phil, Spotlight Man at the Gaitey
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Shelley Stokes

Box Office Attendant
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Patsy Grady Abrams

Woman in Court #2
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Jay Hillmer

Matt
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Stan Brandorff

Morris
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Katie Finneran

Mrs. Johnson
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Kate Kiley

Nurse
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Jake Hoffman

Turk
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Joseph Patrick Abel

Lenny
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Sekiya Billman

Halloween Stripper
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Brenda Russell

Singer
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Barry Black

Cantor
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Dennis N. Math

Rabbi
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Judith Knight Young

Teacher #1 - 1944
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Stephen Williams

Wilbert Mosely
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Ty Robbins

Sylvia's Mother
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Emily Chamberlain

Ben's Teacher
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Christian T. Dockins

Flame
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Kenny Pitt

Flame
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Zahmu Samkofa

Flame
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Paul Majors

Party Fight Guy
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Sonia Fitch

(unconfirmed)
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Coger L. Natasha

(unconfirmed)
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Keeley O'Hara

(unconfirmed)
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Misha Collins

Guy (uncredited)
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Christina DeRosa

Student (uncredited)
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Jacques Derosena

Thug Member (uncredited)
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Dawn Douglas

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Art Hall

Youth in Synagogue (uncredited)
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Michael Luckeroth

Gym Teacher (uncredited)
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Norm Rebadow

Father (uncredited)
Crew
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Barry Levinson

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Liberty Heights

(DVD, Snapper)

6/20/2000

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