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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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Release Date:
8 December 2005 (Israel) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:

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

Khan Baykal ... Max (uncredited)
Andrea Bertola ... Acting Student (uncredited)

Brendan Bradley ... Student (uncredited)

Aaron Fiore ... Stage Crewman (uncredited)

Brian Hyman ... Groom (uncredited)
Sam Masotto ... Student (uncredited)

Ashley Palmer ... 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 Gibbons .... second assistant director (as Patrick D. Gibbons)
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)
Christopher 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
David Pultz .... color timer
Larry Schmitt .... on-line editor
Katy Skjerping .... first assistant editor (as Katherine Fisher)
Ben Stauffer .... post-production intern
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
Meghan Glennon .... assistant location manager
Bruce Hall .... set production assistant
Linda Hanrahan .... dog handler
Marlus Harding .... production accountant (as Marlus C. Harding)
Charlynne J. Hopson .... location manager (as Charlynne Hopson)
Alexander Kalkines .... assistant location manager
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
Rob Roy .... assistant location manager
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Mia Farrow was the original choice for Liz, but had to bow out, due to stage commitments.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 »
[on Benjamin Stone]
Scorned Woman:Son of a bitch was sleeping with my boyfriend. Son of a bitch.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 16 Blocks (2006)See more »
Juan's MamboSee more »


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32 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Secrets and lies, 2 July 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Decepcion and secrecy seems to be the root of the burden Jonathan is carrying in his troubled soul. During the course of a few hours he will have to face the truth about himself as his past comes back to haunt him in ways he didn't realize it would affect him.

Amy Fox has opened up her play by writing a wonderful screen treatment that Chris Terrio, the young and multi talented director presents for us with great panache. Ms. Fox created strong characters that come alive in the film. We are taken to some of Manhattan's rooftops and terraces to get a first rate account of people trying to deal with real problems. A point the film is trying to make is about how well do we know people close to us, even those we think we are in love with.

At the center of the movie is Elizabeth, who is living with Jonathan. They are planning to get married. Elizabeth is a talented photographer who is a free lancer. Jonathan is Jewish, but she is not; he wants her to go to see the Rabbi who is going to marry them. It's clear they are not at the same wave length, and not because they come from different religious backgrounds.

Diane, Elizabeth's mother, is a much admired actress in the New York stage. She has an eye for spotting handsome young men, as it's the case when she auditions Alec, a young actor that wants to be in a play she is going to direct. It's clear she likes him for other non acting role as well. Diane and her present husband are married for appearances sake, as we get to see him in action with another woman.

"Heights" makes an interesting point in showing how inter connected all these characters are and how a small, innocent incident, will unravel things as Elizabeth gets to see first hand how wrong she has been about the man she is going to marry.

Glenn Close, as Diana, makes an amazing appearance in the film. She is such an elegant performer that knows well what makes Diana act the way she does. She is not a diva, on the contrary, she seems to be a grounded woman whose love for her daughter is clear. Elizabeth Banks is wonderful as Diana's daughter, Isabel.

The surprise of the film came via George Segal, who as Rabbi Mendel, clearly sees what's troubling Jonathan. Mr. Segal is a welcome sight in the film after being absent so long. James Marsden, Jesse Bradford, Rufus Wainwright, Eric Bogosian, Michael Murphy and a lot of New York based stage actors are seen in minor, but effective roles.

This film clearly demonstrates the talent of Chris Terrio bringing all these actors together to do ensemble work. Mr. Terrio is lucky to be working with Jim Denault who has photographed the film with such an elegant style. Also the music by Ben Butler and Martin Erskine enhances the film.

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