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My Own Private Idaho

Cast

River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert View All


Crew

Gus Van Sant (Director), Gus Van Sant (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 18th, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
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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