Highball (film)

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Movie Poster
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Produced by Joel Castleberg
Written by Noah Baumbach
Carlos Jacott
Christopher Reed
Starring Justine Bateman
Peter Bogdanovich
Chris Eigeman
Cinematography Steven Bernstein
Edited by J. Kathleen Gibson
Shoreline Entertainment
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Highball is a 1997 film directed by Noah Baumbach, co-written by Baumbach, Carlos Jacott, and Christopher Reed. The film is credited as having been directed by "Ernie Fusco" and written by "Jesse Carter" after being disowned by Baumbach.[1][2] The film was shot over 6 days with remaining money from Baumbach's previous film Mr. Jealousy.


A newly married couple decides to improve their social life by throwing three great parties and inviting tons of people at their Brooklyn apartment. The film follows this pursuit over the course of a year.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Justine Bateman Sandy
Noah Baumbach Philip
Peter Bogdanovich Frank
Dean Cameron The Magician
Rae Dawn Chong Herself
Chris Eigeman Fletcher
Carlos Jacott Felix
Lauren Katz Diane
John Lehr Miles
Christopher Reed Travis
Annabella Sciorra Molly
Ally Sheedy Herself
Eric Stoltz Darien

Removal of credit[edit]

Baumbach has removed his credit for the film, explaining in an interview with The A.V. Club:

And it was a funny script. But it was just too ambitious. We didn't have enough time, we didn't finish it, it didn't look good, it was just a whole... mess. [Laughs.] We couldn't get it done, and I had a falling out with the producer. He abandoned it, and I had no money to finish it, to go back and maybe get two more days or something. Then later, it was put out on DVD without my approval.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119291/fullcredits#cast
  2. ^ a b Murray, Noel (2005-11-09). "Noah Baumbach · Interview · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 

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