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Clean and Sober (1988)

 -  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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Daryl Poynter
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Charlie Standers
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Craig
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Donald Towle
Henry Judd Baker ...
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)
Terri Hanauer ...
Admissions Counsellor
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Veronica Redd ...
Head Nurse - Detox
Sharie Doolittle ...
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Sharon Medearis ...
Nurse
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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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10 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Alcohol y coca  »

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$8,674,093 (USA)
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Richard: I woke up one morning, and when I looked in the mirror I noticed my nose was bent over entirely onto one side of my face. So, I got a hammer, and started banging my nose back to a right angle with my face. Suddenly, I looked at myself in the mirror, hammer in hand, blood streaming down my chin, and I realized my life was no longer manageable.
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Come Softly to Me
Written by Gary Troxel, Gretchen Christopher and Barbara Ellis
Performed by The Fleetwoods
Courtesy of EMI-Manhattan Records, A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from Capitol Special Markets
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Keaton can't be beaten

There is nothing Keaton can't do, from funny, to action packed, good guy to bad.. From Batman to Beetlejuice, from Dream Team, to the in mate from Desperate Measures, to all four Dougs in Multiplicity, to the snow man in Jack Frost.. Keaton shows what acting is all about.. This movie was the movie that proved it all for him, it showed that funny isn't all that he can be.. This movie is one of the greats... I would recommend it to anyone.. I have it on Vhs, and DVD..


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