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Less Than Zero (1987)

Less Than Zero (1987)

Less Than Zero is a 1987 film that delves into the dark underbelly of the 1980s Los Angeles party scene. Adapted from a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the movie presents a harrowing tale of debauchery, addiction, and the erosion of youth under the weight of excessive wealth and privilege.

Directed by Marek Kanievska, Less Than Zero boasts a talented ensemble cast that brings Ellis' characters to life with haunting accuracy. The main protagonist, Clay, is played by the charismatic Andrew McCarthy, who portrays a college freshman returning home for the Christmas holidays. McCarthy's performance captures Clay's descent into a world of decadence as he confronts the alarming changes in his closest friends.

Judd Nelson shines as Julian, Clay's best friend, who becomes entangled in a dangerous spiral of drug addiction. Nelson's portrayal exudes vulnerability and desperation, capturing the stark reality of a once-promising young man shackled by the destructive influence of drugs.

Clay's former girlfriend, Blair, is brought to life by the talented and captivating actress, Jamie Gertz. Gertz beautifully portrays the conflicted emotions of Blair as she grapples with her love for Clay amidst the growing darkness surrounding their lives.

Playing the alluring temptress, Rip, is the mesmerizingly talented actress, Robert Downey Jr. Downey's performance is nothing short of remarkable as he embodies the self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle of a young man teetering on the edge of oblivion.

Rounding out the cast is James Spader, who portrays the slimy, manipulative drug dealer, Rip's enabler. Spader infuses his character with a chilling lack of moral compass, making him a truly detestable presence throughout the film.

Less Than Zero delves deep into the seedy side of L.A.'s affluent youth culture, exploring the devastating consequences of unchecked excess. As the characters navigate their world of debauchery and addiction, the film serves as a cautionary tale, highlighting the destructive power of drugs and the fickle nature of friendship.

The movie's soundtrack is a reflection of the dark, desolate atmosphere permeating the lives of these characters. Replete with haunting synth-pop tunes and moody tracks, the soundtrack perfectly captures the essence of the era. Songs like "Caught Between Goodbye and I Love You" by Chicago, "Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles, and "As Lovers Go" by Suzanne Vega all contribute to the melancholic undertones of the film.

If you want to immerse yourself in the atmospheric sounds of Less Than Zero, you can now play and download these haunting tracks here. Transport yourself to the gritty streets of 1980s Los Angeles, where youth, wealth, and decadence collide, leaving destruction in their wake.

Less Than Zero remains a compelling film that serves as a chilling reminder of the consequences of unchecked excess and addiction. Its narrative captivates audiences as it explores the transient nature of youth and the dire outcomes that await those who succumb to the allure of vice.

Whether you're a fan of thought-provoking movies, riveting performances, or simply want to immerse yourself in the dark allure of 1980s Los Angeles, Less Than Zero is a film that shouldn't be missed. So, go ahead, play and download these captivating sounds, and let yourself be transported to a world where excess reigns and redemption seems hopelessly out of reach.

A couple hours sleep, I'll be a new me.
After dinner, a few parties.
After that?
Ah, Jenny, I've been sitting by the phone, but it didn't ring.
Alice, too.
All I can see is someone who needs to even out. You want a drink?
All of them.
All right, bye.
All right, I'll be home much later.
All right, I'll call Betty Ford, get him a room.
All right, thanks. I'll see you later.
All right.
All right. You need anything?
All the kids had grown up.
All the time.
Always a pleasure.
Always leaving, you.
And Alice.
And as we hope to be.
And for coming together so that we might...
And happiness you desire.
And he was OK.
And I want you to come with me.
And I was here.
And it was awful.
And just help me.
And you know something? It's got nothing to do with you.
And you're not?
Anybody else would have cut him off a long time ago.
Anything I can do for you?
Are you coming home for Christmas?
Are you dealing?
Are you gonna stay a while?
Are you planning to go to college?
Are you playing tennis?
Are you ready to work for me tonight?
Are you staying in school?
As soon as the club deal goes through, I'm recashing you every penny.
At least you tried. Here, take a couple of these.
At the loft with Blair.
Basically, uh
Be careful.
Be good to her. She really deserves it.
Be nice to Julian, would you, please?
Because I don't want to.
Because I'm afraid to, OK?
Because I'm afraid, OK? I am.
Better late than never, right? Anyway, I'm outta here.
Bill Billy. He's very cool.
Bill. You know him?
Bill's gonna take you there.
Blair was good to me.
Blair, how you doin'?
Blair, it's Markie.
Blair, where's your tux?
Blair! Who's this guy on your neck?
Blair's upstairs.
Both of you. I mean it. Bye.
Bread and butter.
Business? Like sales? I can do that.
Bustin' your butt for Julian is a waste of time.
But do I look good?
But he wouldn't give up.
But I need you to help me, too.
But I've heard all this before.
But if you just give me a chance
But it's still pretty fuckin' important.
But they're not like me. So don't make me beg.
But what he's done thusly is left behind a gold mine.
Bye, Blair.
Call me when you get back.
Can you stay clean for one week?
Can't hold.
Can't we just stay together?
Can't you tell when I'm telling the truth?
Catch this!
Changed my mind.
Check me out. I'm going to make a serious comeback.
Cheer up, will you? It's Christmas.
Christ, I thought I did.
Clay, come on!
Clay, I'm fucked, all right?
Code 13472.
Come here, baby. Sit up.
Come here!
Come here.
Come in.
Come inside.
Come on in, OK? See?
Come on up.
Come on, Clay Easton, Julian Wells
Come on, Clay. Old habits never die.
Come on! Come on!
Come on.
Come on. Come on.
Come on. Dad lacks a certain amount of imagination.
Come on. Julian, sit up, OK?
Come to my house for dinner.
Come with me. Leave with me. I'll take you back to school.
Congratulations, class of'87.
Congratulations. This is the way it's supposed to be.
Consider it a graduation gift.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Did you know you have television sets between your legs?
Do you ever think about me?
Do you know where he is? 'Cause we called the loft, and I can't
Do you want to go out tonight? We could go to some clubs.
Do you?
Don't deal to him, don't give it to him, don't fucking go near him.
Don't forget the high IQ pussy,
Don't fuck off. Don't be a bum.
Don't look so surly.
Don't worry about it, all right?
Drink this.
Even Steven.
Everyone is accountable!
Everything just changed so quickly.
Everything's going to be just fine.
Fade into memory
Find him. Bring him back.
Five or six people.
For one damn week?
Forget about her and go east, young man.
Frank Sinatra.
Fuck you.
Fuckin' game show.
Fuckin' run away.
Get out
Get out of the house!
Get that stuff off before Ma sees you.
Girls in flannel nightgowns,
Girls learn this really early.
Give her my love.
Give me a new excuse, at least.
Good catch!
Good luck, good life.
Good reason.
Got a minute, sweetheart?
Got a stogy for me?
Got two more stops. Then we'll call it a night.
Great. Great.
Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha! Ready?
Ha ha!
Ha ha!
Happy holidays, sport.
Happy Thanksgiving, Julian.
Harder than I thought.
Have a seat.
Have just become a fully financed record producer.
Have you seen Julian?
He borrowed money from Rip.
He carried it around for a year,
He did everything he could to keep it going.
He disappears and comes back like nothing happened.
He doesn't want my help.
He got high all the time.
He hasn't slept with anybody. He's a nun!
He is not a slut.
He just sat by the phone because his mom used to call him every day
He misses you
He slept with Kim once.
He was a tough little kid.
He was supposed to be here, but I guess his plane was delayed.
He went home.
He worked day and night.
He'd just promise me he'd get better, and then he'd start all over again.
He'll just start all over again.
He's an old friend.
He's bringing the car around.
He's wasted all the time.
Hello, Clay.
Hello, Julian.
Here, that's yours.
Hey, Clay!
Hey, congratulations!
Hey, don't underappreciate my efforts, okay?
Hey, Eddie.
Hey, nice tan.
Hey, Rip.
Hey, Trent.
Hey, what is this?
Hi, Blair. You look great.