lowlife

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low·life

 (lō′līf′)
n. pl. low·lifes also low·lives (-līvz′)
A person of low social status or moral character: "explores a world of London lowlifes in sinister prosperity" (Times Literary Supplement).

low′-life′ adj.

lowlife

(ˈləʊˌlaɪf)
n, pl -lifes
slang
a. a member or members of the underworld
b. (as modifier): his lowlife friends.

low•life

(ˈloʊˌlaɪf)

n., pl. -lifes.
1. a disreputable person.
2. a stratum of society composed of lowlifes.
[1785–95]
low′-life`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowlife - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblelowlife - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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Marlowe's cynicism is still there and the plot is the usual carvery of rich dames on the wrong side of town, corrupt bookies, a femme fatale who's lost a lover and lowlives muscling in on whatever Marlowe's racket is with the dames - all glorious fun.
The fun is so immense that you will want to tape it and watch it all over again and the acting so good you will think this is a documentary about urban LA lowlives.
There seem to be quite a number of greedy lowlives who are using the grief of so many people to line their own pockets.