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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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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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Drama

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

John: It was more of a controlled mental breakdown. It was okay. Everybody should have one.
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All Become of Us
Written by Tim Gallaher
Performed by Tim Gallaher
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moves kinda slowly, but still worth seeing
21 June 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

For the most part, I thought that "The Low Life" moved pretty slowly. But even so, it's still worth seeing, if only as a character study. The main character is John Martin (Rory Cochrane), who has moved to Los Angeles hoping to make something of himself, but has to separate carbon copies to make ends meet. He has to stay with geeky Andrew (Sean Astin). Surrounded by several different kinds of people, John tries to maintain his identity however possible.

So, there's nothing particularly special about this movie. Maybe it's worth seeing once. But the entire cast does some interesting things with the characters. I think that that's about the best description that I can give; much of the movie confused me.

Also starring Kyra Sedgwick, James Le Gros, J.T. Walsh, Shawnee Smith, and Renee Zellweger in an early role (she plays the poet).


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