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
Thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man.
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Daryl Poynter (Keaton) refers to a character's overdose, by comparing her to John Belushi. Michael Keaton was offered (and subsequently declined) the role of Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984), a role originally created for John Belushi. See more
That was a ninety thousand dollar phone call, man. Ninety thousand dollars! 90 grand, man. That's the Stock Market, babe, and it doesn't give a fuck if I'm in a hospital or not! Hey, the American Stock Market really doesn't care if some asshole who makes three hundred dollars a weeks says I can't use the fuckin' phone. I'm close, right Craig. Like three-ten, maybe three-fifteen. That's about it, isn't it Craigy. Yeah, oh boy, big three-oh-seven a week. Boy, you gotta allocate that motherfucker,...
References Boobs in the Woods
My Boyfriend's Back
Written by Bob Feldman
, Jerry Goldstein
(as Gerald Goldstein) and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by The Angels
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