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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R (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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HBO Video

Cast

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
Scott McGinnis
as Investor
Zina Bethune
as Dance Teacher/Choreographer
Charles David Richards
as Limousine Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Boost

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Audience Reviews for The Boost

Pretty flawed, but a damn good ride. Crashing and burning and cocaine-ing and lude-ing and yelling and striking deals/wives and losing deals and shit.

Erik Helwig
Erik Helwig

Okay, so James Woods seems coked up even before he gets on drugs, and every possible druggy cliche that you can imagine happens to our drugged up couple, lost in California and in over their heads and it all just comes off like a Reagan-era anti-drug screed rather than a plausible turn of events. Might be worth a rental to laugh at though, I found it pretty amusing.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
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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

Brody Manson
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