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The Low Life (1995)

R | | Drama | 12 July 1996 (USA)
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John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Cochrane ... John
Sean Astin ... Andrew
Kyra Sedgwick ... Bevan
Ron Livingston ... Chad
Christian J. Meoli ... Leonard
Sara Melson ... Suzie
James Le Gros ... Mike, Jr. (as James LeGros)
J.T. Walsh ... Mike Sr
Shawnee Smith ... 'Little Tramp' Woman
Jefferson Mays ... Hollywood Mogul
Brent J. Williams Brent J. Williams ... Uncle Darr
Antoni Corone ... Louis
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Latina Girlfriend
Mark Blum ... Matthew Greenberg
Channon Roe ... Craig
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Storyline

John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca sientas nada por nadie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,589, 12 May 1996

Gross USA:

$45,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,436
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Both Rory Cochrane and Renee Zellweger are in Dazed and Confused. See more »

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John: How does a single crappy novel, by some Jackie Collins type, outsell all the books ever written by Hemingway, Faulkner, Salinger combined?
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All Become of Us
Written by Tim Gallaher
Performed by Tim Gallaher
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Funny, offbeat and believable indie film
10 August 2007 | by bigbadblairSee all my reviews

I found The Low Life to be quite a funny film. It's about that period in life around your early 20s where you have to make that transition from student to career mode. If you have ever moved from a small city or town to a big city for a career or personal goal then you should watch this film because you should be able to relate to it. I really don't feel that this is a depressing film, I think there are quite a lot of really funny, unexpected yet believable scenes to help balance it out. This film is actually quite realistic and I would not be surprised if all of the characters were based on real people known to the writers. I am quite surprised at the overall rating of 5.5 out of ten, I would totally disregard this if you had the opportunity to see the Low Life because you will definitely be going on an exotic trip of a film experience.


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