Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights (1999)

You're only young once, but you remember forever.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-11-17
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 67 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Barry Levinson
star 6.8/10
From 67 Ratings


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 completes high school, he falls for Sylvia, a black classmate, creating inevitable tensions. Meanwhile, Ben's brother, Van, attends college and becomes smitten with a mysterious woman while their father tries to maintain his burlesque business.

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  • Adrien Brody

    as Van Kurtzman
  • Ben Foster

    as Ben Kurtzman
  • Orlando Jones

    as Little Melvin
  • Bebe Neuwirth

    as Ada Kurtzman
  • Joe Mantegna

    as Nate Kurtzman
  • David Krumholtz

    as Yussel
  • Rebekah Johnson

    as Sylvia
  • Richard Kline

    as Charlie, Nate's Assistant
  • Vincent Guastaferro

    as Pete, Nate's Assistant
  • Justin Chambers

    as Trey Tobelseted
  • Carolyn Murphy

    as Dubbie the Blonde
  • James Pickens Jr.

    as Sylvia's Father
  • Frania Rubinek

    as Grandma Rose
  • Anthony Anderson

    as Scribbles
  • Kiersten Warren

    as Annie the Stripper
  • Shane West

    as Ted
  • Cloie Wyatt Taylor

    as Gail
  • Kevin Sussman

    as Alan Joseph Zuckerman
  • Katie Finneran

    as Mrs. Johnson
  • Jake Hoffman

    as Turk
  • Gideon Jacobs

    as Ben Kurtzman - Age 8
  • Evan Neumann

    as Sheldon
  • Charley Scalies

    as Louie
  • Susan Duvall

    as Teacher #2
  • Elizabeth Ann Bennett

    as Mary
  • Misha Collins

    as Guy (uncredited)
  • Christina DeRosa

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Stacy Keibler

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Gerry Rosenthal

    as Murray
  • Ralph Tabakin

    as Phil
Writing Barry Levinson Writer
Directing Barry Levinson Director
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Regan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gina W. Bateman Makeup Artist
Camera Christopher Doyle Director of Photography
Production Paula Weinstein Producer
Art William A. Cimino Set Decoration
Sound Andrea Morricone Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Betty Beebe Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sherri Bramlett Hairstylist
Art Alan E. Muraoka Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up John Quaglia Key Hair Stylist
Editing Stu Linder Editor
Production Barry Levinson Producer
Production Patrick McCormick Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Gresham Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Eileen Barrett Hairstylist
Production Vincent Peranio Production Designer
Production Amy Solan Associate Producer
Production Michael Haley Associate Producer
Directing Michael Haley First Assistant Director
Crew Shawnna Thibodeau Stunts
Crew G. A. Aguilar Stunts
Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Coordinator
Crew Peter Epstein Stunts
Crew Jerry Mitchell Choreographer