My Own Private Idaho

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Director

Gus Van Sant

Cast

River Phoenix as Michael “Mike” Waters

Keanu Reeves as Scott Favor

James Russo as Richard Waters

William Richert as Bob Pigeon

Chiara Caselli as Carmela

Udo Kier as Hans

Rodney Harvey as Gary

Jessie Thomas as Denise

Flea as Budd

Writers

Gus Van Sant (screenplay)

William Shakespeare (play)


Summary

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother.
In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother.

Genre

Drama

Released

September 29, 1991

Runtime

1hrs 44min

MPAA

R, for strong sensuality, language and drug use

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