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Clean and Sober (1988)

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Michael Keaton Michael Keaton
Daryl Poynter
Kathy Baker Kathy Baker
Charlie Standers
Tate Donovan Tate Donovan
Donald Towle


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Description: 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 happenes to recieve a phone call from his employers telling him a huge sum of money is missing from one of his accounts. Panicing, 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 ... (more)
Release date: 10 August 1988
UPC: 085391182429
Tags: Drama (14), 1988 (12), Michael Keaton (6), Cocaine (4), Redemption (4), Yuppie (3), Alcoholism (3), Michael Keaton Performance (2), False Accusation (2), Morgan Freeman (2), Rage (2), Drinking (2), 1980s (2), Sad (2), Drunkenness (1), Warner Bros. (1), Rehab (1), Dependence (1), (1)
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" Clean and Sober is a 1988 American drama film directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a real estate agent struggling with a substance abuse problem. This film was Keaton's first dramatic departure from comedies. The supporting cast includes Kathy Baker, M. Emmet Walsh, Morgan Freeman, Luca Bercovici and Tate Donovan. Ron Howard, who previously directed Keaton in the comedies Night Shift and Gung Ho, served as co-producer. It also featured earlier performances by Clau"


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"First viewing - Jan. 16th Not surprisingly, Michael Keaton gives a great performance that makes this film worthwhile. The rest of the cast is excellent too, especially Kathy Baker. I've never been an addict myself, but I'm best friends with one & from what I've learned from our friendship over the years a lot of the details here feel accurate enough. It's often agonizing watching this guy struggle to find sobriety & then try to put his life together again post-rehab. I also appreciated that the"


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" Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron Produced by: Deborah Blum, Tod Carroll, Jay Daniel, Tony Ganz, and Ron Howard Written by: Ted Carroll Cinematography: Jan Kiesser Edited by : Richard Chew Music by: Gabriel Yared Distributed by: Warner Bros."


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