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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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Glenn Gordon Caron

Writer:

Tod Carroll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Daryl Poynter
Kathy Baker ... Charlie Standers
Morgan Freeman ... Craig
Tate Donovan ... Donald Towle
Henry Judd Baker ... Xavier
Claudia Christian ... Iris
J. David Krassner J. David Krassner ... Tiller
Dakin Matthews ... Bob
Mary Catherine Martin Mary Catherine Martin ... Cheryl Ann
Patricia Quinn ... June (as Pat Quinn)
Terri Hanauer ... Admissions Counsellor
David A. Kimball ... Doctor
Veronica Redd Veronica Redd ... Head Nurse - Detox
Sharie Doolittle Sharie Doolittle ... Nurse
Sharon Medearis Sharon Medearis ... Nurse
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Retour à la vie See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,674,093
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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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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It hit me where I live
27 February 2001 | by forcexSee all my reviews

I have been in AA for 21 years. Over that time there have been many films I've seen that try to capture the alcoholic's fight with the disease. Clean and Sober is on the money. Though a minor error here and there, if you want to see and feel the travail, see Clean And Sober. Magnificent performances, by the way.


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