The Boost Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2003

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Struggling salesman Lenny Brown (James Woods) gets his big break when real estate speculator Max Sherman (Steven Hill) offers him a prime sales position at his Los Angeles firm. The economic boom of the mid-1980s soon has Lenny and his wife, Linda (Sean Young), living in the fast lane, but when a sudden tax-law change causes the real estate bubble to burst, Lenny finds himself unemployed and in debt. At this low point, the couple's once-casual cocaine habit begins to spiral out of control.

Cast: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman, Amanda Blake, Grace Zabriskie

Director: Harold Becker

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Wife, Fall, Los Angeles, Dark, Marriage, Office, New York City, 1980s, Friend