A real estate developer returns to his old Philly neighborhood and must decide to raze or resurrect the family bar.


Paolo Pilladi


Paolo Pilladi (screenplay by), Greg Lingo (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Piven ... Mick
Taryn Manning ... Ali
Zach McGowan ... Dougal
Jack McGee ... Laurence
Bruce Dern ... Coach
Jamie Kennedy ... Whitey
Cathy Moriarty ... Mrs. C
Cheri Oteri ... Dr. Baba Brown
Jason James Richter ... Saville
Garry Pastore ... Delvecchio
Chris Kerson ... Paddy
Peter Patrikios ... Digits
Kresh Novakovic ... Steve Kelly
Betsy Beutler ... Carla
Carrie Kim ... Luna


A local success story and real estate developer, Mick (Jeremy Piven), returns home to his offbeat blue collar Irish neighborhood in the shadows of Philadelphia for a funeral and is obligated to stay to ensure his parents' ailing family business gets back on course. Amidst all of this, he grows closer to his childhood crush (Taryn Manning) who is also back in town, while enduring the constant ridicule from his old hometown crew. As Mick begins to reconnect with the neighborhood he grew up in, he finds himself at a crossroads when forced to either raze or resurrect the family bar. Written by IFC Films

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Some places never change.



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Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The setting of Darby Heights is based on is actually Upper Darby, PA. The screen writer, Greg Lingo's hometown. The letter UD on the wall in the bar are from the local Upper Darby High School. See more »


The characters are having a barbecue at their rental home in Pleasantville, NJ but a highway sign for Lincoln Tunnel can be seen clearly in the background. See more »


Slow You Down
Written by Waxahatchee (as Kathryn Crutchfield)
Performed by Waxahatchee
Courtesy of Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc.
Courtesy of Merge Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Provides the ANSWER to, 'Which came First:
30 March 2021 | by ladymoonpicturesSee all my reviews

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19 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Crabs in a Bucket See more »


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$29,610, 21 March 2021

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