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Highball (1997)

R | | Drama, Comedy
A newly married couple tries to enhance their social life by throwing fabulous parties and inviting all their friends in Brooklyn to their home.

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Noah Baumbach (as Ernie Fusco)

Writers:

Noah Baumbach (as Jesse Carter), Carlos Jacott (as Jesse Carter) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Justine Bateman ... Sandy
Noah Baumbach ... Philip
Peter Bogdanovich ... Frank
Andrea Bowen ... Witch / Fairy
Dean Cameron ... The Magician
Rae Dawn Chong ... Herself
Chris Eigeman ... Fletcher
James P. Engel ... Charlie the Ghost
Carlos Jacott ... Felix
Lauren Katz Lauren Katz ... Diane
Catherine Kellner ... Lolly
John Lehr ... Miles
Ryan Postal ... Spiderman
Christopher Reed Christopher Reed ... Travis (as Chris Reed)
Annabella Sciorra ... Molly
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A newly married couple tries to enhance their social life by throwing fabulous parties and inviting all their friends in Brooklyn to their home.

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

A Vida É Uma Festa See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Thanks to the cast and crew for shooting Highball in just six days See more »

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Referenced in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) See more »

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The Real star of this film is the writing
12 March 2000 | by holterbarbourSee all my reviews

It's a nice surprise to see so many famous names get together for a (very) low budget film like this (the end credits celebrate its being filmed in just six days). Even nicer than that is the incredibly witty dialogue and situations that are so perfectly satirized at a party. This film follows a group of couples (and the permutations therein) and their friends at three parties- a housewarming, Hallowe'en, and New Years. You've been to one of these parties. You know these people. There's the insufferable prick that keeps getting invited, theres the Grudge between two guys, there's the ex-girlfriend dating someone else now... etc. It's a BRILLIANTLY funny movie, and there it gets funnier each time you watch it- too many of them go over your head the first time round.


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