Liberty Heights: 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 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.
Director : Barry Levinson
Cast : Adrien Brody, Al Brown, Anthony Anderson, Bebe Neuwirth, Ben Foster, Christina DeRosa, David Krumholtz, Dawn Douglas, Doug Roberts, Elizabeth Ann Bennett, Gideon Jacobs, Jake Hoffman, James Pickens Jr, Jan Austell, Joe Mantegna, Justin Chambers, Katie Finneran, Kevin Sussman, Kiersten Warren, Marty Lodge, Misha Collins, Orlando Jones, Patsy Grady Abrams, Paul Majors, Ralph Tabakin, Richard Kline, Shane West, Susan Duvall, Vincent Guastaferro