Permanent Midnight

Permanent Midnight (1998)

He had a great job, beautiful wife and a habit the size of Utah.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-09-12
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 57 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Artisan Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: David Veloz
star 5.9/10
From 57 Ratings


Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently to Stahl's flashback. Other women in Stahl's life are his British wife Sandra and his agent Vola.

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  • Ben Stiller

    as Jerry Stahl
  • Elizabeth Hurley

    as Sandra
  • Maria Bello

    as Kitty
  • Owen Wilson

    as Nicky
  • Jay Paulson

    as Phoenix Punk
  • Spencer Garrett

    as Brad / Tim from Mr. Chompers
  • Lourdes Benedicto

    as Vola
  • Fred Willard

    as Craig Ziffer
  • Chauncey Leopardi

    as Jerry at 16
  • Mary Thompson

    as Grandma White
  • Charles Fleischer

    as Allen from Mr. Chompers
  • Liz Torres

    as Dita
  • Douglas Spain

    as Miguel
  • Janeane Garofalo

    as Jana Farmer
  • Connie Nielsen

    as Dagmar
  • Sandra Oh

    as Friend
  • Peter Greene

    as Gus
  • Sam Anderson

    as Dr. Olson
  • Andy Dick

    as 'Damian', Talk Show Guest
  • Lainie Kazan

    as Jerry's Mother at Funeral
  • Cheryl Ladd

    as Pamela Verlaine
Directing David Veloz Director
Writing David Veloz Writer
Production Ronnie Yeskel Casting
Camera Robert D. Yeoman Director of Photography
Editing Steven Weisberg Editor
Art Jerry Fleming Production Design
Production Richard Hicks Casting
Sound Daniel Licht Music
Writing Jerry Stahl Writer
Editing Cara Silverman Editor
Art Betty Berberian Set Decoration
Art Ryan Ong Art Direction