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Lowlife (2017)

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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Ari Loeb ... ICE Agent
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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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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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The crew considered placing Randy's svastika tattoo on his cheek or behind his neck. See more »

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Masterclass in Storytelling
9 April 2018 | by robinrezendeSee all my reviews

Ryan Prows' thrill ride of a movie "Lowlife" is an absolute mind-bender, so hold on to your seat and save your judgements till the ride is over... and maybe even then, take some more time to consider the judgements you've had all your life about that person on the street or that person struggling with addiction or just that general oddball family member. We're all human after all and Prows weaves a magical tale that recounts the hero's journey through the common man (or common woman in this case). It's a story as old as time of the human experience, but told with genuine heart... and lots of bloody organs to boot. But Prows has used blood and guts to good effect, and any 1 star reviews of this film clearly didn't take time to look deeper under the gritty surface to understand the truth of what it means to be human and disenfranchised in Trump's "Make America White Again" world. Prows makes us look, and laugh, and cry, and then think, which is unusual in a thrill ride coming out of Hollywood these days.


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