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Hi-Life ★★½ 1998 (R)

Talky, Christ-mastime, Manhattan-set ensemble comedy finds compulsive gambler and out of work actor Jimmy (Stoltz) owing bookie Fatty (Durning) $900. To get the money, he tells girlfriend Susan (Kelly) it's to finance an abortion for his slutty sis Maggie (Hannah). Then Maggie's ex-boyfriend Ray (Scott) gets involved and Fatty's associate Miner (Reigart) and numerous other players who all wind up at the Hi-Life Bar and discover Jimmy's scams. 82m/C VHS, DVD . Eric Stoltz, Moira Kelly, Daryl Hannah, Campbell Scott, Peter Riegert, Katrin Cartlidge, Charles Durning, Saundra Santiago, Anne DeSalvo, Bruce MacVittie, Tegan West; D: Roger Hedden; W: Roger Hedden; C: John Thomas; M: David Lawrence.