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My Own Private Idaho 1991

  • October 18, 1991
  • 104 mins
  • Gus Van Sant
  • Gus Van Sant (screenplay)
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
It's not where you go, it's how you get there.

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) 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. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.


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