Less Than Zero (1987)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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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.




  • Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero (1987)
  • Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero (1987)
  • Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero (1987)
  • Jami Gertz in Less Than Zero (1987)
  • Andrew McCarthy and James Spader in Less Than Zero (1987)
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero (1987)

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18 August 2007 | scottcampus
Uncanny casting
Has there ever been a movie that was better cast than this? Did this movie forecast Rober Downey Jr.'s drug induced downfall or was he already on that path? Andrew McCarthy as preppy, do the right thing guy - spot on. Jamie Gertz...at the time of this movie's making she seemed like the next big thing, beautiful and talented - but like her character in this movie she never seemed to be able to put it all together. James Spader as an a-hole....do we even need to get into this one, perfect character for him.

At the age I was when I was first saw this movie, 16 and on my way to a bad future, this was a real eye opener and really hit home as I saw so many similarities between characters in the movie and people I knew at the time. This will forever be one of my all-time favorites.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,008,987 8 November 1987

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