The Boost

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The Boost

The Boost

Release Date: December 23, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «Imagine having all the power, passion and pleasure money can buy. Now imagine losing them.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Hemdale Film Corporation
Director    :   Harold Becker
Producers    :   John Daly, Harold Becker, Daniel H. Blatt, Terry Carr
Writers    :   Darryl Ponicsan, Ben Stein
RunTime    :   95 mins.
Budget    :   8000000
Revenue    :   784990

Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give Lenny that needed "boost". What ensues next is a descent into drug addiction and insanity as Lenny tries to regain control of his life, all the while needing that extra "boost".

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