Clean and Sober (1988)

Clean and Sober (1988)

Taglines: Thirty remarkable days in the life of an ordinary man.

Michael Keaton plays Daryl Poynter, a hot shot real estate agent who just happens to have a cocaine and drinking problem. One morning, he wakes up to find a dead woman in his bed (someone he had been partying with the night before) from a cocaine overdose.

He also just happens to receive a phone call from his employers telling him a huge sum of money is missing from one of his accounts. Panicking, Daryl decides to check into a drug rehab to hide from the law, where he meets tough cookie Morgan Freeman. A recovering addict himself, he now works as a drug counselor, and knows all the tricks Daryl tries to pull. Soon Daryl discovers he just might be in the right place, after all.

Clean and Sober is a 1988 American drama film directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a real estate agent struggling with a substance abuse problem. This film served as Keaton’s first dramatic departure from comedies. The supporting cast includes Kathy Baker, M. Emmet Walsh, Morgan Freeman, Luca Bercovici and Tate Donovan. Ron Howard, who previously directed Keaton in the comedies Night Shift (1982) and Gung Ho (1986), served as co-producer.

Clean and Sober Movie Poster (1988)

Clean and Sober (1988)

Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron
Starring: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan, Henry Judd Baker, Claudia Christian, J. David Krassner, Patricia Quinn, Terri Hanauer
Screenplay by: Tod Carroll
Production Design by: Joel Schiller
Cinematography by: Jan Kiesser
Film Editing by: Richard Chew
Costume Design by: Robert Turturice
Set Decoration by: Donald J. Remacle
Art Direction by: Eric Orbom
Music by: Gabriel Yared
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: August 10, 1988