Hi-Life


1h 22m 1998

Brief Synopsis

It's Christmastime on the upper West Side and unemployed actor Jimmy is in trouble. He recently put money on Notre Dame with bartender/bookie Fatty, and now his five hundred-dollar bet has turned into a nine hundred-dollar debt. He turns to his girlfriend Susan for assistance, telling her that the m

Film Details

Also Known As
Hi Life
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Clein & White Public Relations; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

It's Christmastime on the upper West Side and unemployed actor Jimmy is in trouble. He recently put money on Notre Dame with bartender/bookie Fatty, and now his five hundred-dollar bet has turned into a nine hundred-dollar debt. He turns to his girlfriend Susan for assistance, telling her that the money is for his sister Maggie. The only person who Susan knows who would part with that much money is her brother Ray, bartender at the Hi-Life Bar and Grill. Ray has loaned money to half the bartenders on the upper West Side and has always been too nice to ask for it back... until now.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hi Life
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Clein & White Public Relations; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Sony Pictures Releasing International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 4, 1998

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (American Discoveries) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Contemporary International Cinema) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.

Lions Gate Films was previously known as Cinepix Film Properties (CFP).

Rebecca DeMornay was previously attached to co-star, but left the project and was replaced by Darryl Hannah.

Began shooting November 16, 1997.

Completed shooting December 21, 1997.

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (American Discoveries) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Contemporary International Cinema) in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter December 4, 1998