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Liberty Heights (1999)

R
127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and rock and roll is pushing the Four Lads off the Hit ...See moreAnti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and rock and roll is pushing the Four Lads off the Hit Parade. Ben, a high school senior, and his older brother Van are exploring "the other": in Ben's case, it's friendship with Sylvia, a Black student; with Van, it's a party in the WASP part of town and falling for a debutante, Dubbie. Sylvia gives Ben tickets to a James Brown concert; Dubbie invites Van to a motel: new worlds open. Meanwhile, their dad Nate, who runs a numbers game, loses big to a small-time pusher, Little Melvin; a partnership ensues. Written by See less
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Christopher Doyle (as Chris Doyle)
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$ 95,247
Gross (USA)
$ 3,736,868
Gross (World)
$ 3,736,868
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Dec 31, 1999 (United States)

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73 cast members
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Adrien Brody
Van Kurtzman Van Kurtzman   See fewer
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Ben Foster
Ben Kurtzman Ben Kurtzman   See fewer
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Orlando Jones
Little Melvin Little Melvin   See fewer
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Bebe Neuwirth
Ada Kurtzman Ada Kurtzman   See fewer
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Joe Mantegna
Nate Kurtzman Nate Kurtzman   See fewer
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Richard Kline
Charlie, Nate's Assistant Charlie, Nate's Assistant   See fewer
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Vincent Guastaferro
Pete, Nate's Assistant Pete, Nate's Assistant   See fewer
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Justin Chambers
Trey Tobelseted Trey Tobelseted   See fewer
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Carolyn Murphy
Dubbie the Blonde Dubbie the Blonde   See fewer
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James Pickens Jr.
Sylvia's Father Sylvia's Father   See fewer
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Frania Rubinek
Grandma Rose Grandma Rose   See fewer
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Anthony Anderson
Scribbles Scribbles   See fewer
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Kiersten Warren
Annie the Stripper Annie the Stripper   See fewer
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Sheldon (as Evan Neuman) Sheldon (as Evan Neuman)   See fewer
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Alan Joseph Zuckerman Alan Joseph Zuckerman   See fewer
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Susan Duvall
Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
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Carlton J. Smith
James Brown at the Royal (as Carlton Smith) James Brown at the Royal (as Carlton Smith)   See fewer
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Ellyn O'Connell
Anne Whittier Anne Whittier   See fewer
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Al Brown
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
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Kenny Raskin
Burlesque Comic Burlesque Comic   See fewer
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Peter Wilkes
Butler Butler   See fewer
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Kimberlee Suerth
Buxom Nurse Buxom Nurse   See fewer
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Woman in Court #1 Woman in Court #1   See fewer
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Gideon Jacobs
Ben Kurtzman - Age 8 Ben Kurtzman - Age 8   See fewer
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Ralph Tabakin
Phil, Spotlight Man at the Gaitey Phil, Spotlight Man at the Gaitey   See fewer
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Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Johnson   See fewer
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Nurse Nurse   See fewer
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Sekiya Billman
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Barry Black
Cantor Cantor   See fewer
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Dennis N. Math
Rabbi (as Rabbi Dennis N. Math) Rabbi (as Rabbi Dennis N. Math)   See fewer
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Judith Knight Young
Teacher #1 - 1944 Teacher #1 - 1944   See fewer
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Stephen Williams
Wilbert Mosely Wilbert Mosely   See fewer
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Ty Robbins
Sylvia's Mother Sylvia's Mother   See fewer
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Ben's Teacher Ben's Teacher   See fewer
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Flame Flame   See fewer
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Student - Orthodox Worshipper (uncredited) Student - Orthodox Worshipper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy (uncredited) Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ice Skater (uncredited) Ice Skater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Youth in Synagogue (uncredited) Youth in Synagogue (uncredited)   See fewer
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Prarie Girl / Ice Skater (uncredited) Prarie Girl / Ice Skater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Father (uncredited) Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 6,085 votes