The Boost

(1988)

Overview

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".

  1. Harold Becker

    Director

  2. Ben Stein

    Writer

  3. Darryl Ponicsan

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Young

    Sean Young

    Linda Brown

  2. James Woods

    James Woods

    Lenny Brown

  3. John Kapelos

    John Kapelos

    Joel Miller

  4. John Rothman

    John Rothman

    Ned

  5. Steven Hill

    Steven Hill

    Max Sherman

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 23, 1988
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $784,990.00

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