Liberty Heights (1999) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail

Liberty Heights (1999) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail
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Returning once again to the Baltimore of his youth, director Barry Levinson adds another installment to his Baltimore Trilogy (DINER, TIN MEN, AVALON), tackling the emotionally charged subjects of anti-Semitism and racism--in addition to his standard themes of family, friendship, and loyalty--in LIBERTY HEIGHTS. In 1954, Ben Kurtzman (Ben Foster), a Jewish teen from Baltimore, is intrigued by the new girl in his class.

The problem? Sylvia (Rebekah Johnson) is one of the first African American students to attend his school. While Ben and Sylvia pursue a forbidden friendship in the early days of desegregation, Ben's older brother, Van (Adrien Brody), is smitten with Dubbie (Carolyn Murphy), a beautiful wealthy WASP who may as well live in another world. As the Kurtzman brothers struggle with their budding relationships and new cultures, their father, Nate (Joe Mantegna), is busy dealing with his own problems. His failing burlesque show is a front for running numbers, and he owes a huge payout to Little Melvin, a small-time African American drug dealer who is certain that Nate is trying to stiff him because of the color of his skin. Levinson once again employs a subtly entertaining visual style that allows the terrific dialogue and serious story lines to play out with realism and depth!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Dramas, Drama (General)
  • Rating: PG (Canadian Home Video Rating)
  • Rating Reason: For Crude Language and Some Sex Related Material.
  • Starring: Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Vincent Guastaferro, Rebekah Johnson, Orlando Jones, Richard Kline, David Krumholtz, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth
  • Directed By: Barry Levinson
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Theatrical Release Date: November 17, 1999
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Available Subtitles: English and French
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • Interviews and On-Set Footage with Writer/Director Barry Levinson and the Film's Stars
  • Deleted Scene
  • Music-Only Track Showcasing the Film's Classic 1950's Songs
  • Production Notes
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
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