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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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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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Thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man. See more »

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$8,674,093 (USA)
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Michael Keaton and Kathy Baker have both starred in Tim Burton films. Keaton in "Batman", "Beetlejuice" and "Batman Returns" and Baker in "Edward Scissorhands". See more »

Quotes

Craig: The best way to break old habits is to make new ones.
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Tighten Up
Written by Billy Buttier and Archie Bell
Performed by Archie Bell & The Drells (as Archie Bell and The Drells)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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an honest look at real people.
4 February 2004 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

Clean and sober maybe the movie that gives the most honest look at addictions ever made. An absolute must see for anyone who has ever suffered from an addiction-as well as friends and family members of addicts.The character build up moves very slowly(not a criticism at ALL) But a certain level of maturity IS definetly needed to watch this. A very realistic well acted movie. Why don't more people know about this?


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