The Boost


The Boost (1988)



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James Woods and Sean Young were still "an item" when they costarred in The Boost. The stars play an investment broker and his girlfriend, who begin snorting cocaine on a recreational basis. Inevitably, the drug takes its toll, and soon Woods and Young have thrown away their lives in their desperate pursuit of their next fix.

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James Woods
as Lenny Brown
Sean Young
as Linda Brown
John Kapelos
as Joel Miller
Steven Hill
as Max Sherman
Kelle Kerr
as Rochelle
John Rothman
as Ned Lewis
Amanda Blake
as Barbara
Zina Bethune
as Dance Teacher/Choreographer
Charles David Richards
as Limousine Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Boost

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Absolutely hilarious; Woods and Young all but claw the screen -- and each other

Jan 23, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

Underrated look at the horrors of drug addiction. James Woods, as always, is terrific.

Jul 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Boost


It shouldn't have been called The Boost, It should've been called The Bottom because thats where Cocaine takes you.If a school or anybody want's to show a anti drug movie then they should show this 1

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