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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 (10) | Top Critics (2)

Whenever he Is on screen Woods turns a B-movie melodrama about human waste Into a humming psycho-drama.

June 23, 2020 | Full Review…

As Lenny and Linda head for the bottom, the movie turns into one of the most convincing and horrifying portraits of drug addiction I've ever seen.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Boost is supposed to play like a horror story for folks who think they can mainline their way to economic bliss, but can't quite convey the tragedy of good people unable to make responsible choices despite knowing better all the while.

October 7, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The simplistic message film tries to be cool by having its hipster leads telling us drugs are not good for you.

April 26, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

How such creditable actors as Woods and Young got trapped in this idiotic farrago is a mystery.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 23, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

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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