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  • The Boost (1988)
  • R
    95 min | Drama, Romance
The Boost (1988)
R
95 min | Drama, Romance

A real estate developer who enjoyed short-lived success seeks to regain his edge by using cocaine, but takes himself to new lows as he gets lost in the downward spiral of drug addiction.
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Writers
Ben Stein (book "Ludes: A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream") (as Benjamin Stein) | Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay)
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Release date
Dec 23, 1988 (United States)

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41 cast members
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James Woods
Lenny Brown Lenny Brown   See fewer
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Sean Young
Linda Brown Linda Brown   See fewer
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John Kapelos
Joel Miller Joel Miller   See fewer
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Steven Hill
Max Sherman Max Sherman   See fewer
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Kelle Kerr
Rochelle Rochelle   See fewer
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Amanda Blake
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Libby Boone
Delores Delores   See fewer
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Greg Deason
Michael Michael   See fewer
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David Preston
Surfer Surfer   See fewer
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June Chandler
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Edith Fields
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David Tress
Dr. Shapiro Dr. Shapiro   See fewer
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David Bantly
Dr. Bishop Dr. Bishop   See fewer
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Bill Gratton
Businessman #1 Businessman #1   See fewer
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Parker Whitman
Businessman #2 Businessman #2   See fewer
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Michael Strasser
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James Staszkiel
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Charles David Richards
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Austin Kelly
Apartment Manager Apartment Manager   See fewer
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Dan Moriarty
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Scott McGinnis
Investor Investor   See fewer
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David Haskell
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Fernand Poitras
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Clement von Franckenstein
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Christopher Carroll
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Jody Lambert
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Jim Jansen
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Tim (uncredited) Tim (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 2,139 votes