The Boost
Starring: James Woods & Sean Young Director: Harold Becker R

The Boost
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Stereo Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes (Optional Commentary)
    • Audio Commentary: James Woods - Star, Harold Becker - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/23/1988
"...A picture of a very ephemeral kind of Southern California culture....[Young and Woods are] effective..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/23/1988
"...Woods does build the performance, keeps driving it higher....Director Harold Becker has a real flair for contemporary urban realism..."

Product Description:

A real estate developer living the good life is crushed when the economy bottoms out. To keep going he turns to a friend for a "Boost," but the boost turns out to be cocaine and he begins losing control of his life.

Plot Synopsis:

When Lenny Brown is recruited to go to Los Angeles and hustle real estate, he jumps at the opportunity -- especially since it will give him enough money to keep him in cocaine. But when Congress looks into changing the tax laws that got his company rich, a nervous Lenny makes off with the result: no more employment and no more money for coke. So Lenny steals $20,000 from his boss, and moves to Santa Cruz for self-imposed detox. However, the plan fails miserably when his dealer stops by to party and Lenny just can't keep his hands off of the drug.


Production Notes:

  • A Becker/Blatt/Ponicsan production.

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  • UPC: 027616895400
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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