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Less Than Zero (1987)


Andrew McCarthy stars as Clay - a  college freshman who returns to Los Angeles at the request of his ex-girlfriend (Jami Gertz) to find his former best friend Julian (Robert Downey Jr.) struggling with drug abuse and being threatened by his dealer Rip (James Spader). The film takes place mostly in Los Angeles


High school graduation scenes were filmed at Mount St. Mary's College at 12001 Chalon Road in Bel Air. 

GPS Coordinates:
34.085351,-118.482254


Julian, Blair (Gertz) and Clay have their photo taken in front of the William H. Hannon Theater at Mount St. Mary's

GPS Coordinates:
34.084946,-118.48185


As Clay arrives back in town, he takes a taxi north on North Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills.

GPS Coordinates:
34.081586,-118.396429


Also on the taxi ride, Clay sees the original location of the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles - at 8600 Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Today it is survived by The Capital Grille in Beverly Center.

GPS Coordinates:
34.076277,-118.379189


After that, he is seen traveling east on Dayton Way and turning on North Rodeo Drive past the old Giorgio store - now Louis Vuitton at 273 North Rodeo Drive.

GPS Coordinates:
34.067711,-118.40161


Clay, Blair and Julian briefly spend some time in Rebecca's Restaurant, now the Canal Club at 2025 Pacific Avenue in Venice.


Blair's dad lives at 110 Stone Canyon Road in Los Angeles.


Julian's dad's house is at 10425 West Sunset Boulevard, near UCLA.


Clay and Blair finally track down Julian at Leo Carillo State Beach north of Malibu. This popular film location was also seen in Grease and The Karate Kid.

GPS Coordinates:
34.04351,-118.937653


Rip's house with the amazing view is at 8424 Grand View Drive in Laurel Canyon.


Rip's goon Hop (Michael Bowen) takes Julian to conduct some business in room 12 of the Experience Motel, which was located at the corner of West Olympic Boulevard and Georgia Street in South Park, near Staples Center

GPS Coordinates:
34.046108,-118.266889


Clay's parents' house is located at 2138 Micheltorena Street in Los Angeles.


Clay and Blair go looking for Julian again at a club in the Park Plaza Hotel at 607 South Park View Street in Los Angeles.


Clay confronts Blair about her drug problems in the tunnel on South Kanan Dume Road north of Malibu.

GPS Coordinates:
34.0732263, -118.8132441

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