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Hi-Life (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  27 November 1998 (USA)
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Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friend's who owe him money.

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Ray
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Susan
Michelle Durning ...
Yale
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Jimmy
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Minor
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Fatty
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April
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Elena
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Ricky
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Cliff
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Maggie
Steve Gilger ...
Bar Patron
J. Tucker Smith ...
Adrien (as Tucker Smith)
Elizabeth Van Dyke ...
Charlotte
Christina Santiago ...
Twin #1
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Storyline

Jimmy has a gambling debt and uses a lie to get his girlfriend Susan to help him find $900. Susan uses another lie to get her bartender brother Ray to help, but Ray hates Jimmy. Ray wanders around the local bars collecting the money; Jimmy's looking for Ray and Susan's looking for Jimmy. If the wrong people meet, the lies will unravel. Written by Rob Hartill

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bar | debt | actor | abortion | christmas | See All (11) »

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A romantic comedy for the romantically challenged.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entrando na Maior Fria  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,773 (USA) (4 December 1998)

Gross:

$7,957 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Goofs

During the fight between Ray and Santa, Santa's hat is knocked off his head in the bar. When they continue the fight on the street Santa's hat reappears on the sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

April: It's time to put your dick on the chopping block.
Ray: Good mouth!
April: I'm trying to be more colorful.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the carolers from the movie sing a few Christmas carols at the camera, then wish a Merry Christmas. See more »

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What a boring movie!
24 September 1999 | by (Woodstock, GA) – See all my reviews

I didn't absolutely hate this movie, but I kept waiting for it to get better and it never did. I think I may have laughed once, but now I can't even remember what for.

My wife didn't even make it through the first fifteen minutes without falling asleep. Unfortunately, I sat through the entire thing.

Actually, I can see a slight twist of humor in that so many of the characters were intertwined... almost like a soap opera where everyone turns out to be related. Still on a scale of 1 to 10, the best I could give it would be a 3.

I guess I just expected more from this movie, especially since there were good actors and actresses involved. (Daryl Hannah, Moira Kelly, etc.) I've certainly seen worse movies, but this one did absolutely nothing for me.


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