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Less Than Zero (1987)

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Starring (View all)
Jami Gertz Jami Gertz
Blair
Tony Bill Tony Bill
Bradford Easton
Nicholas Pryor Nicholas Pryor
Benjamin Wells
Donna Mitchell Donna Mitchell
Elaine Easton


Written by
Harley Peyton Harley Peyton
(screenplay)


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12 years, 9 months ago at May 9 7:00
even though this film is way diffrent than the books It's still worth a watch, Robert Downey jr's character in this film is really well acted it's scary at times, James spader is well acted as well, and andrew mcarthy seems like he's boring in this film but he's not even if you don't really care for this film the score is really brilliant I had found it on youtube and that alone sticks with me whi... read more

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11 years, 1 month ago at Dec 30 2:35
Ohh I can give this film a chance, it wasn't all bad I guess. I kinda didn't like the smug Brad Pitt init, mind you I bet he weren't to smug when he only got 38 bucks. Anyway I guess it's a film for Downey Jr. fans, I mean you can sure tell the drugs are getting to him, poor boy, good thing he's off them now.

Overall it's an average film.
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A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Release date: 6 November 1987
UPC: 024543025177
Tags: Drama (6), 1980s (6), 1987 (5), Crime (4), Drugs (3), Corvette (3), Wealthy (3), Drug Addiction (3), Nightclub (3), Homecoming (3), Romance (3), Christmas (2), College Student (2), Death (2), Robert Downey Jr. (2), Television (2), Mansion (2), Based On Book (1), Male Prostitute (1)
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