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Clean and Sober (1988)

R | | Drama | 10 August 1988 (USA)
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A hustling drug addict checks himself into rehab to escape trouble with the law, and realizes that it's exactly what he needs.

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Cast

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Daryl Poynter
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Charlie Standers
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Craig
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Donald Towle
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Xavier
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Iris
J. David Krassner ...
Tiller
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Bob
Mary Catherine Martin ...
Cheryl Ann
Patricia Quinn ...
June (as Pat Quinn)
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David A. Kimball ...
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Veronica Redd ...
Head Nurse - Detox
Sharie Doolittle ...
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Sharon Medearis ...
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Storyline

Michael Keaton plays Daryl Poynter, a hot shot real estate agent who just happens to have a cocaine and drinking problem. One morning, he wakes up to find a dead woman in his bed (someone he had been partying with the night before) from a cocaine overdose. He also just happens to receive a phone call from his employers telling him a huge sum of money is missing from one of his accounts. Panicking, Daryl decides to check into a drug rehab to hide from the law, where he meets tough cookie Morgan Freeman. A recovering addict himself, he now works as a drug counselor, and knows all the tricks Daryl tries to pull. Soon Daryl discovers he just might be in the right place, after all. Written by Humberto Amador

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Michael Keaton...in an unexpected film...about thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man. See more »

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$8,674,093 (USA)
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Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker co star in this film, a theatrical realism story, with Michael Keaton who played 'Batman'. That same year, Freeman and Baker also co starred in 'Street Smart', another gritty theatrical realism story with Christopher Reeve who played 'Superman'. See more »

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Craig: The best way to break old habits is to make new ones.
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References Boobs in the Woods (1950) See more »

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Since I Fell for You
Written by Buddy Johnson
Performed by Lenny Welch
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
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Clean and Sober
9 August 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Keaton is excellent as a cocaine junkie who joins an ex-junkie's recovery group, facing the battles that lie ahead when the dependency for drugs is no more. Touching and often bittersweet, Keaton soars onto the screen in a performance that astounds, shocks and amazes.


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