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Heights -- A legendary superstar, a self-absorbed photographer, a temperamental attorney, a struggling actor and a heartbroken journalist undergo major changes in one compelling 24-hour period.
Heights -- Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.
Heights -- Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.


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Amy Fox (screenplay)
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Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Chandler Williams ... Juilliard Macbeth

Bess Wohl ... Juilliard Lady Macbeth

Glenn Close ... Diana

Elizabeth Banks ... Isabel

James Marsden ... Jonathan

Jesse Bradford ... Alec
Daniel Neiden ... Wedding Rabbi

Thomas Lennon ... Marshall

Matthew Davis ... Mark (as Matt Davis)

John Light ... Peter

Isabella Rossellini ... Liz

Susan Malick ... Rachel
Rachel Siegel ... Autograph Seeker

Katie Kreisler ... Helen

Philip Tabor ... Paul

Jordi Vilasuso ... Benjamin's Ex

Nat DeWolf ... Benjamin's Ex

Joel de la Fuente ... Benjamin's Ex
Melanie R. Orr ... Scorned Woman

Denis O'Hare ... Andrew

Rufus Wainwright ... Jeremy

Eric Bogosian ... Henry

George Segal ... Rabbi Mendel

Angel Desai ... Laura

Jonathan Walker ... Michael

Regina Schneider ... Amanda (as Regina McMahon)

Michael Murphy ... Jesse
Jane Nichols ... Guest 1

Andrew Howard ... Ian
Don Fitzgerald ... Built Guy

Meghan Glennon ... Party Girl

Winsome Brown ... SNL Writer

Michael Goldstrom ... SNL Writer

Jim Parsons ... Oliver
Steve Glenn ... Guest 2 (as Steven Glenn)
Alice Tan Ridley ... Subway Singer
Caroline Clay ... Subway Woman

Cindy Adams ... Herself
Alexander Lange ... Guest 3

Manny Siverio ... Subway Mugger
Frank Shattuck ... EMT Worker
D'Vorah Bailey ... Police Officer
Jan Ellis ... Hospital Receptionist

Liza Colón-Zayas ... Ana (as Liza Colon-Zayas)

Aylam Orian ... Juilliard actor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Becca Anderson ... Acting Student (uncredited)

James Babbin ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Tomm Bauer ... Acting Student (uncredited)

Khan Baykal ... Max (uncredited)

Brendan Bradley ... Student (uncredited)

Daniel Carnevale ... Acting Student (uncredited)

Aaron Fiore ... Stage Crewman (uncredited)

Brian Hyman ... Groom (uncredited)
Sam Masotto ... Student (uncredited)
Caroline Memnon ... Guest (uncredited)

Ashley Palmer ... Acting Student (uncredited)
Andrea Bertola Shaw ... Acting Student (uncredited)
Jason Stogsdill ... Student (uncredited)
Lorli Villanueva ... Diana's Housekeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Terrio 
Writing credits
Amy Fox (screenplay)

Amy Fox (play)

Chris Terrio (additional screenplay material)

Produced by
John P. Adams .... line producer (as John Scholz)
Paul Bradley .... executive producer
Richard Hawley .... producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Pierre Proner .... associate producer
James Ivory .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ben Butler (original score)
Martin Erskine (original score)
Cinematography by
Jim Denault (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sloane Klevin 
Casting by
James Calleri 
Production Design by
Marla Weinhoff 
Art Direction by
Diane Lederman 
Costume Design by
Marina Draghici 
Makeup Department
Martial Corneville .... hair stylist: Ms. Close
Kabuki .... key hair stylist
Christine Leiter .... makeup artist: Ms. Close
Claus Lulla .... key hair stylist
Claus Lulla .... key makeup artist
Production Management
George Norfleet .... unit production manager (as George Norfleet Jr.)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... third assistant director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick D. Gibbons .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... scenic artist
Andrew Call .... set dresser
Maus Drechsler .... assistant property master (as Ana Katharina Drechsler)
Eric Friedewald .... set dresser
Ruth Marcus .... art department intern
Julian Peploe .... graphics designer: Macbeth
Jennifer Scarlata .... art department production assistant (as Jenny Scarlata)
Duke Scoppa .... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Isaac Scranton .... art department intern
Lance Turnbow .... set dresser
Cedar Valentine .... art department coordinator (as Cedar McClure)
Gary Wattson .... leadman
Crystal River Williams .... art department intern
Crystal River Williams .... set dresser
Kyle Willshire .... art department intern
Meghan Duran .... assistant art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound effects editor
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andrew Kris)
Marshall McGee .... boom operator
Stuart Stanley .... dialogue editor
Thomas Varga .... production sound mixer
Akil Wilson .... assistant sound editor (as Akil Jelani Wilson)
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Luke DiTommaso .... digital opticals: DuArt Digital
Markus Janner .... digital opticals: DuArt Digital
Jennifer Russomanno .... digital opticals: DuArt Digital
Keith Yurevitz .... digital opticals: DuArt Digital
Peter Epstein .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Armstrong .... photographer: Benjamin Stone
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer (as KC Bailey)
Ken Billington .... lighting designer: Macbeth theatrical
Maria Calvaruso .... second assistant camera
Paola Cantoni .... third electrician
James Casey .... best boy grip
Dennis de Jesus .... video supervisor
Glenn Fishel .... key grip
Dennis Green .... video playback technician
Steven Hampoff .... video playback technician
Tom Kempf .... dolly grip
Brenda Ann Kenneally .... photographer: Isabel Lee (as Brenda Kenneally)
Joe Monge .... video supervisor
Thomas O'Connor .... gaffer
Benjamin Pearcy .... lighting assistant
John Pirozzi .... additional photographer
Brad Robertson .... lighting technician
Eddie Rodriguez .... first assistant camera
Susan Shacter .... photographer: Macbeth poster (as Susan Schacter)
Jack Sheer .... photographer: Benjamin Stone
Mauricio Soto .... video assist operator
Joia Speciale .... camera operator
Walter Thomson .... still photographer
James Thorne .... generator operator
Timothy Wood .... best boy electric
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Riad Deeb .... grip (uncredited)
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Jose Lorente .... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Morini .... grip (uncredited)
Paul Niccolls .... grip (uncredited)
David Troutman .... grip (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... light balloon technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alaine Alldaffer .... casting associate
Lindsay Chag .... additional casting: Los Angeles
Pat Golden .... extras casting
Keith Gunthorpe .... extras casting (as Keith R. Gunthorpe)
Kristen Jackson .... casting assistant
Nicole Lorenzetti .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynn Falconer .... costumer
Amanda Ford .... wardrobe department production assistant
Rachel Greene .... costume supervisor (as Rachel Leah Greene)
John Kristiansen .... costume builder: Lady Macbeth
Nina Schelich .... wardrobe department production assistant
Elizabeth Semrai .... wardrobe department intern
Julie Trainer .... wardrobe department intern
Editorial Department
Steve Blakely .... film processing: DuArt Film and Video
Tim Bond .... colorist
Perri B. Frank .... editing assistant (as Perri Frank)
Diana Oliva .... post-production intern
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
Larry Schmitt .... on-line editor
Katherine Skjerping .... first assistant editor (as Katherine Fisher)
Ben Stauffer .... post-production intern
Location Management
Meghan Glennon .... assistant location manager
Charlynne J. Hopson .... location manager (as Charlynne Hopson)
Alexander Kalkines .... assistant location manager
Rob Roy .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Ramsay Adams .... music supervisor
John Carbonara .... music editor
Dave Hnatiuk .... music supervisor
Alex Proner .... music supervisor
Martin Erskine .... film score producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gary Mahr .... transportation captain
Ray Nevin Sr. .... driver
Ken Nevin .... driver (as Ray Nevin Jr.)
Other crew
Vikas Bandhu .... set production assistant
Abigail Barrett .... production assistant: production office
Steve Blakely .... video dailies: DuArt Film and Video
Susan H. Bodine .... production legal counsel: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Sue Bodine)
Michael J. Cargill .... production office coordinator
Jeremy Crane .... production secretary
Martin Crimp .... translator: "Roberto Zucco" by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Meghan Duran .... product clearances
John Eremic .... set production assistant
Irin Evers .... production assistant: production office (as Irin Israel)
Marta Forns-Escudé .... set production assistant (as Marta Forns Escudé)
Ben Forrer .... production assistant: production office
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Bruce Hall .... set production assistant
Linda Hanrahan .... dog handler
Marlus Harding .... production accountant (as Marlus C. Harding)
Jackson Kaufelt .... production assistant: production office
Sunil Kirparam .... comptroller: MIP London
Bernard-Marie Koltès .... text: excerpt from "Roberto Zucco"
Sarah Kramer .... set production assistant
Brian Mait .... set production assistant
Jennifer Markowitz .... set production assistant
Sam Masotto .... electronic press kit
Richard McCune .... production banking: City National Bank New York
Anne McSweeney .... production banking: City National Bank New York
Jennifer Monatlik .... craft service
Katy Oliver .... assistant to producers
Leah Ramella .... assistant to producers
Justin Ritson .... set production assistant
Nabeel Sarwar .... production controller
Melanie Shanley .... assistant to producers
Matthew Signer .... set production assistant (as Matthew Laurence Signer)
Ben Spencer .... coordinator: MIP London
Thevaki Thambirajah .... production assistant: production office
Clayton Thomas .... parking coordinator (as Clayton 'Massive' Thomas)
Kim Thompson .... set production assistant
Frank Troutman .... production banking: City National Bank New York
James Wilson .... assistant to director
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Georgina Cabrera .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Alex Harder .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brett Hauze .... production assistant (uncredited)
Angela Jensen .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Shara Lerman .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Stacy Pagac .... additional accountant (uncredited)
Merrick Adrianson .... the producers wish to thank: Billboard animation
Sam Bhadha .... special thanks (as Sam Bhada)
Darlene Charence .... the producers wish to thank
Adam Feldman .... the producers wish to thank
Susan Friedman .... the producers wish to thank
Nathan Slate Joseph .... special thanks: artwork
Rod Lamborn .... the producers wish to thank
Chazz Levi .... the producers wish to thank: Wedding flowers
Jesse Lichtenstein .... the producers wish to thank
Latifa Medjdoub .... the producers wish to thank
Jeffrey Muhs .... the producers wish to thank
Charlotte Newhouse .... special thanks
Jesse Newhouse .... special thanks
Sarah Oliphant .... the producers wish to thank: Oliphant Studios' painting of theater backdrops
Greg Owens .... special thanks
Jon Paul Riggle .... the producers wish to thank: Billboard animation
William Vincent .... the producers wish to thank
Irwin Young .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and nudity
USA:93 min | USA:98 min (DVD version)
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Did You Know?

The poem that Diana lovingly recites to Isabel when they are sitting on the steps near the end of the movie is from Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee," with Diana substituting "Isabel" for "Annabel." Eight lines are spoken from the poem, but not in order they were written: I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea: But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my Annabel Lee. For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.See more »
Plot holes: At the audition of Alec with Liz, it is established that Alec lives on the fifth floor while Isabel lives on the third floor. But at the beginning of the movie, Isabel comes downstairs from her apartment and passes another apartment door near the stairs. Approximately five seconds after she passes, Alec comes out of THAT apartment with his dog. Since when is the fifth floor at a lower level than the third floor?See more »
Diana Lee:[to Alec] I'll tell you a secret. You're adorable.See more »
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Do we ever want what we think we want?, 18 July 2005
Author: Claire (erialc0) from United States

Heights is, at its most basic, an exploration of desires. The characters around whom the movie revolves think they know, at the beginning, where they're headed, what will happen to them, what they want to happen to them. But as the movie progresses, their certainties are challenged and sometimes swept away entirely, and their carefully constructed lives begin to unravel.

Glenn Close is Diana, a brilliant 40-something Shakespearean actress and somewhat irresponsible mother. Her open marriage once seemed like a terrific idea--have your fun on the side, have a loving husband at home--but as her "loving husband" becomes more and more deeply involved with another woman, she begins to realize just how unfulfilling that philosophy is.

Diana's daughter is played by Elizabeth Banks, in a very Scarlett Johanssen-esquire role. Isabel is a struggling photographer who makes ends meet by taking wedding pictures, while still trying to pursue a more serious career. Her second thoughts begin to appear when her upcoming wedding to Jonathan becomes an obstacle to a once-in-a-lifetime chance to use her talent. Jonathan himself has a past he's desperate to hide, potentially ruinous secrets he's working to keep from his wife-to-be.

The situations are strung together by the existence of a never-seen photographer named Benjamin Stone, who is scheduled for an exhibition in a few weeks. A man named Peter, who we are given to understand is Benjamin's current flame, is tracking down his previous models (and incidentally, lovers) to compile his memoirs. His work loosely ties in the rest of the characters, providing some structure to the interlocking plot lines.

This movie has the power and appeal that you generally find in beautiful films about unhappy people. No matter how happy or hopeful you find the ending, it's still a bit of a downer, because of the raw exposure of the characters. There are uncomfortable moments when we're privy to deep-seated emotions and unsettling situations, but there are also remarkably tender moments. The acting is generally understated and simple, with a few intense moments--your basic fare from a character study movie. But the adaptation from stage to screen, though apparent, is nearly seamless, and the text translates well to film.

Highly recommended to fans of Closer and similar movies.

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