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My Own Private Idaho

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Original title
My Own Private Idaho
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Gus Van Sant
Music
Bill Stafford
Cinematography
Eric Alan Edwards, John J. Campbell
Cast
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Producer
New Line Cinema
Genre
Drama | Gay & Lesbian. Prostitution. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US). Road Movie
Synopsis / Plot
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in Gus Van Sant’s haunting tale of two young sreet hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest from the grungy streets to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life at society’s margins.
Awards
1991: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (River Phoenix)
1991: Festival Toronto: FIPRESCI Award
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best Film
1991: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Phoenix) & Screenplay
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