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Lowlife (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 April 2018 (USA)
The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong.

Director:

Ryan Prows
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicki Micheaux ... Crystal
Ricardo Adam Zarate ... El Monstruo
Jon Oswald ... Randy
Shaye Ogbonna Shaye Ogbonna ... Keith
Santana Dempsey ... Kaylee
Mark Burnham ... Teddy 'Bear' Haynes
Jose Rosete ... Agent Fowler
Jearnest Corchado ... Gabriella
Clayton Cardenas ... Wayne Hernandez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Benavides Olivia Benavides ... Rosa Maria
Rich Cassone ... Patron in Bedazzled Jeans
Brett Easton ... ICE Agent
Josh Fried ... ICE Agent
Kelli Jordan ... Nessa
Ari Loeb ... ICE Agent
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Storyline

Tarantino-esque gruesome yet darkly comedic crime thriller drama set in a poverty and crime ridden L.A. neighborhood. Split in three intermingling segments titled "Monsters," "Fiends," and "Thugs", the story follows several desperate seedy characters who all have ties to Teddy, a local mass murdering crime boss and white slaver who kidnaps and murders illegal immigrants for their organs or enslaves them for his prostitution/rape ring. El Monstruo is a failed luchador who never breaks character, suffers from violent blackouts and works as Teddy's top henchman while trying to ignore the various horrifying aspects of the job. He's expecting a baby with Kaylee, a woman given as child to Teddy by her mother Crystal, and hopes that his child will fill the shoes of El Monstruo's legendary and heroic luchador father, something that El Monstruo failed to do and is ridden with guild over it. Keith is Teddy's accountant whose committed a crime in his younger days but never served time since his ...

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Blessed Are The Meek


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Жизнь подонков See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino attended a screening on November 19 2017 and took a photo with some of the people who worked on the film. See more »

Quotes

Kaylee: The baby's coming, you nazi prick!
Randy: Ma'am, not cool calling me a nazi. You don't know my struggle.
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Mexican Flav
21 August 2018 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

This film had a Mexican film flavor to it - low cost production, everyday people, gang mentality, a little over-the-top killing. Dialogue, especially by the Nazi tatted ex-con, was believably hilariously raw. Character El Monstruo was great, although not a particularly challenging role. A negative was a not coherently edited, jumping around too much, storyline.


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