- Oct 30, 1997
- Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
- Real Name
- Sam Posten
Harry (Jared Leto) and his girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) are young, in love, and junkies. Their drug habits are consistent but somewhat manageable, as long as Harry deals enough to cover their costs. When he can’t, he and his hiphop DJ friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) run scams like pawning off his mother Sara’s (Ellyn Burstyn) TV for pocket change.
Sara’s got problems of her own: She’s old, lonely, and gaining weight. When called randomly to appear on a TV show, Sara fantasizes that doing so will solve all her problems: She’s be famous, adored, and surrounded by fans. To get there she’ll start abusing amphetamine diet pills, prescribed by a doctor. The drugs work fabulously to help her slim down but then take her towards madness, despite their legality.
When one of Tyrone’s drug deals goes bad, he gets locked up and Harry has to spend all the dough he and...