Hi-Life (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Urban Comedy  |   Release Date - May 31, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Roger Hedden wrote and directed this indie romantic comedy about a group of New Yorkers on the Upper West Side as Christmas nears. Unemployed actor Jimmy (Eric Stoltz), who owes $900 to local bookie Fatty (Charles Durning), tells his girlfriend Susan (Moira Kelly) that the money is for an abortion for sis Maggie (Daryl Hannah) -- who jilted bartender Ray (Campbell Scott). Ray and one of his regular customers April (Katrin Cartlidge) visit bars trying to raise the money, and eventually a half dozen others are drawn into the treasure hunt. Shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival and the 1998 Chicago Film Festival.

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actor, fundraiser, scheme, treasure-hunt, bartender, bookie, bar [pub]