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Lenny Brown
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Joel Miller
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Max Sherman
Kelle Kerr ...
Rochelle
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Ned
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Barbara
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Sheryl
Marc Poppel ...
Mark
Fred McCarren ...
Tom
Suzanne Kent ...
Helen
Libby Boone ...
Delores
Greg Deason ...
Michael
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Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed "boost". What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries to regain control of his life, all the while needing that extra "boost". Written by Humberto Amador

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Imagine having all the power, passion and pleasure money can buy. Now imagine losing them. See more »

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23 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Der Preis des Erfolges  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$784,990 (USA)
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Final film of Zina Bethune. See more »

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When Lenny and Linda are in the pool, we see Linda from behind, and her wet hair is completely swept back behind her right ear, but as the camera angle changes to a front view, her right ear is now half-covered with wet hair. See more »

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Lenny: I wonder what they're all doing tonight. The poor people of the world, I mean.
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Should be a midnight camp classic
21 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Woods wasn't just chewing the scenery around him -- he ate the props, the lights and despite being filmed in 2D, popped out in 3D! He starts off playing a sober man, even though he seems to be juggling tics, explosive gestures and has eyeballs that seem ready to pop out of his sockets. Then 20 minutes into this flick, his character gets hooked on coke and the real comedy begins. His downward trajectory of drug addiction is the stuff of comedy gold. Then there is Sean Young as his loyal coke-head wife which is unintentional hilarity! Her delivery of the line "I thought I was going to have to get an abortion" with a smile -- is so amazingly misguided and funny -- it belongs on midnight screenings with drunken audience members throwing stuff at the screen. I don't know how I haven't watched this train wreck of a film until tonight -- but if you want to point and laugh at one of the worst movies ever, look no further than THE BOOST.


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