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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Rory Cochrane and Renée Zellweger appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993), Love and a .45 (1994), and Empire Records (1995). See more »

Quotes

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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Ride My Bike
Written by James Gunn, Mike Meitner, Jim Lang, and Dino English
Performed by The Icons
Courtesy of Ancient Lizard Tribe Records
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This film is an experience.
19 February 1999 | by JeannaSee all my reviews

The Low Life is my favorite movie. This film left me feeling numb, that's when I know if something was good or not. Rory Cochrane gives an amazing performance, which he always does, as the aspiring writer, John Martin. Sean Astin, Ron Livingston, Christian Meoli, Kyra Sedgewick and others also take roles as interesting characters in this well written work of genius. Again I say that this movie is an experience, and to understand this experience you need to see this film. It's so good, I don't want to spoil it for you, so go see for yourself.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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