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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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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 ...
Doctor
Veronica Redd ...
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Sharie Doolittle ...
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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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Thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man. See more »

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$8,674,093 (USA)
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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 »

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Darryl: 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,...
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References Boobs in the Woods (1950) See more »

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My Boyfriend's Back
Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein) and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by The Angels
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, A Division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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