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Clean and Sober

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Glenn Gordon Caron
Produced by Ron Howard
Jay Daniel
Written by Tod Carroll
Starring Michael Keaton
Kathy Baker
M. Emmet Walsh
Morgan Freeman
Tate Donovan
Music by Gabriel Yared
Cinematography Jan Kiesser
Editing by Richard Chew
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States August 10, 1988
Flag of Argentina August 17, 1989
Flag of France April 25, 1990
Flag of Sweden May 4
Flag of Finland May 18
Flag of the Netherlands June 29
Running time 124 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English
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Clean and Sober is a 1988 dramatic movie directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a slick commercial real estate agent who learns the hard way about his dependence on drugs (cocaine and alcohol). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (502 × 755 pixel, file size: 58 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Movie poster for the 1988 film Clean and Sober. ... Glenn Gordon Caron is an American television writer and producer. ... For other people named Ron Howard, see Ronald Howard. ... Michael Keaton (born Michael John Douglas on September 9, 1951) is an American actor best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films. ... This article is about the actress. ... M Emmet Walsh as the private detective in Blood Simple Michael Emmet Walsh (born March 22, 1935 in Ogdensburg, New York) is an American character actor who has appeared in over 100 film and television productions. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Tate Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American actor. ... Gabriel Yared (born 1949) is a Lebanese-French composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. ... Warner Bros. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Glenn Gordon Caron is an American television writer and producer. ... Michael Keaton (born Michael John Douglas on September 9, 1951) is an American actor best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films. ...


The film is known for the radical departure for Keaton from the usual zaney comedies he was known for which there was even talk of a possible Oscar nomination. OSCAR is an acronym for Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. ...


The cast also includes Kathy Baker, M. Emmet Walsh, Morgan Freeman, and Tate Donovan. This article is about the actress. ... M Emmet Walsh as the private detective in Blood Simple Michael Emmet Walsh (born March 22, 1935 in Ogdensburg, New York) is an American character actor who has appeared in over 100 film and television productions. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Tate Donovan (born September 25, 1963) is an American actor. ...


Tagline

  • Thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man.

Characters

  • CRAIG (Morgan Freeman)

For Zack Mayo, there was Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (in An Officer and a Gentleman). For Jessie Montgomery, there was Stella the Fairy Godmother (in Maid to Order). And for cocaine-addicted hotshot Daryl Poynter, there’s this tough—yet highly caring and supportive—drug rehabilitation counselor who’s heard everybody’s story at least twice before. Consequently, he sees right through his newest and most difficult charge. Having met countless others just like Daryl, Craig has forgotten more alibis and evasions than most druggies have thought up. He knows that unless Daryl gets serious, this guy is going to get screwed up again—or worse than that—as soon as he goes back out on the streets. Accordingly, he partners Daryl with a fellow patient in the hope that they’ll keep each other clean and sober. An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... Maid to Order DVD cover Maid to Order is a 1987 comedy/fantasy film about a rich twentysomething (Ally Sheedy) who learns a lesson after a life of wild partying winds up with her in jail. ...

  • DARYL POYNTER (Michael Keaton)

Hotshot Philadelphia real estate salesman for whom there is nothing in life of any real importance, except cocaine. He doesn’t even question the fact. The problem isn’t that he needs cocaine to function—because he doesn’t really function at all, he just goes through the motions. The problem is that he needs cocaine to still himself from the savage and restless angers of his need for cocaine, which is needed to still himself from the savage and restless angers of his need for…you get the idea. It doesn’t go over very well that he picks up a girl in a bar, and they do some coke together; and the next morning when they wake up—well, she never wakes up, actually. The police are interested in what Daryl calls “just plain rotten luck,” and the girl’s father plasters their neighborhood with posters branding Daryl as a murderer. Things are not too good at work, either; Daryl has borrowed $92,000 from an escrow account and invested it in the market, hoping to make a lot of money. He has lost most of the money, instead, so he needs a place to hide out. When he hears on the radio about a confidential, anonymous drug rehabilitation program, he figures that might be a good place to disappear into. What he doesn’t count on is that the problem is run by a hard-headed counselor named Craig. Daryl is forced to look at the fact that his life is wildly out of control, that cocaine is the cause and not the solution. He fights this discovery every step of the way, and is far from being a model client in the rehab center. He steals phone calls, asking friends to send him cocaine in overnight Federal Express packages; he slips out of the center on wild, undefined missions; and, of course, he thinks he’s God’s gift to women—especially to cute fellow patient Charlie Standers. Finally, Daryl is ordered to get himself a “sponsor”—a veteran rehab member who will advise and help him. Being Daryl, he goes for the prettiest woman at the meeting. But eventually he winds up with the wise and lethargic Richard Dirks (M. Emmet Walsh), who knows what a lost cause Daryl could easily be. Daryl is not an ideal candidate for recovery. He tells too many lies, especially to himself, and he doesn’t much like to accept advice. He is still seduced by the notion that he can repair his old lifestyle into a workable state. But there may be some hope for him yet.

  • CHARLIE STANDERS (Kathy Baker)

A woman with two addictions; one is to booze. The other is to a certain man she lives with, who beats Charlie and then comes whining for her to forgive him, insisting he’s nothing without her. Charlie’s self-esteem has been so seriously wounded by her alcoholism that she clings to this loser, believing that he’s the only man who will accept her. That’s when coke-addict and fellow rehab-patient Daryl Poynter comes along to prove otherwise.


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