The other side of the tracks
Liberty Heights
Review by Ross Anthony

A warm fuzzy film with a touch of blues for realism. Great script, beautifully shot, and nicely acted. I especially enjoyed the quirky friendship between the confident older Jewish brother and the rich daredevil James-Dean-type gentile.

But there's other interesting story lines of equal importance including the younger Jewish brother and the well-to-do "colored" girl from school. "Hi, I'm Ben, I'm in your homeroom."

Set in 1954, the film holds true to the period.

  • Liberty Heights. Copyright © 1999. Rated R.
  • Starring Adrien Broody, Bebe Neuwirth and Joe Mantegna.
  • Written and Directed by Barry Levinson.
  • Produced by Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein at Warner Bros/Baltimore Spring Creek.


Copyright © 1999. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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