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Clean and Sober (1988)

R | | Drama | 10 August 1988 (USA)
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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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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Admissions Counsellor
David A. Kimball ...
Doctor
Veronica Redd ...
Head Nurse - Detox
Sharie Doolittle ...
Nurse
Sharon Medearis ...
Nurse
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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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Michael Keaton...in an unexpected film...about thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man. See more »

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Süchtig  »

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$8,674,093
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Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker appear in this film, a gritty realism story, with Michael Keaton, who played Batman. Freeman and Baker appeared in Street Smart (1987), another gritty realism story with Christopher Reeve, who played Superman. Freeman appeared in The Dark Knight trilogy. See more »

Quotes

Craig: You know what the addict's least favorite word is? No. Ask me if you can use my phone Daryl.
Craig: Say Craig, may I use the phone?
Craig: No.
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Soundtracks

If You Wanna Be Happy
Written by Frank Guida, Carmela Guida and Joseph Royster
Performed by Jimmy Soul
Courtesy of Frank Guida - S.P.Q.R. Record Co.
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Keaton can't be beaten
18 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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