Less Than Zero on VHS. Starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr. With James Spader, Flea, Brad Pitt. Directed by Marek Kanievska. Based on a novel by Bret Easton Ellis. 1987.
From the box:
The best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis is vividly brought to the screen in this tale of Beverly Hills kids that have it all: money, looks, dreams… and stand to lose it all. In a spellbinding performance, Robert Downey Jr. (“The Pickup Artist“) portrays Julian, a boy with looks, charm, smarts, and a father who sets him up in the record business. He’s also got a best friend, Clay (Andrew McCarthy, “St. Elmo’s Fire“), and a girlfriend, Blair (Jami Gertz, “The Lost Boys“)… and Julian has a drug habit. Clay wants to help and is willing to do just about anything for his friend, but Julian’s going down the tubes so fast he might just take both Clay and Blair with him. Fueled by exceptional acting and immensely effective photography, this powerful drama is the unforgettable story of three kids who started out with everything going for them, and are about to wind up with LESS THAN ZERO.
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